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Cyber risks in the healthcare sector: how to comply with the legal requirements and minimize vulnerabilities to a cyber-attack or data security breach

19 May 2017

Security experts suggest personal data contained within healthcare records is worth ten times more than credit card data on the black market. The security of healthcare records is an increasing concern in Hong Kong following the introduction of the Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS) last year, discussed in our previous edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief. We discuss the relevant legal requirements in relation to data security in the healthcare setting and advise healthcare professionals as to how to comply with these laws and minimise the risks of falling victim to a cyber-attack.

Hong Kong Medical Law Brief: Focus on cyber risks in healthcare - May 2017

19 May 2017

Last Friday’s cyber-attack disrupted IT services across the globe and caused havoc across the NHS in the UK, with a number of Hospital Trusts affected and held to ransom. With that in mind we welcome you to this special edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief, focusing on cyber-risks in the healthcare setting.

Record breakers: cyber criminals seek a taste of our medicine

19 May 2017

As medical records go digital, hospitals and healthcare institutions are now tasked with protecting and guarding their patient’s data from cyber criminals who have spotted an opportunity to profit from the information. But why exactly do cyber criminals steal the data and how do they expect to profit?

Duty to inform passengers of flight cancellation lies with operating carrier

18 May 2017

Soon after its bird-strike decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued yet another decision regarding the interpretation of EU Regulation 261/2004 that deals with the rights of passengers in cases of cancellation, delay and denied boarding.

China Proposes Stringent Restrictions on Export of Personal Information and Important Data

16 May 2017

On April 11, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) released the draft Measures on Security Assessment relating to Export of Personal Information and Important Data (the “Draft Measures”) for public comment. The comment period ends on May 11, 2017.

Cyber risks in the healthcare sector: how to comply with the legal requirements and minimize vulnerabilities to a cyber-attack or data security breach

19 May 2017

Security experts suggest personal data contained within healthcare records is worth ten times more than credit card data on the black market. The security of healthcare records is an increasing concern in Hong Kong following the introduction of the Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHRSS) last year, discussed in our previous edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief. We discuss the relevant legal requirements in relation to data security in the healthcare setting and advise healthcare professionals as to how to comply with these laws and minimise the risks of falling victim to a cyber-attack.

Hong Kong Medical Law Brief: Focus on cyber risks in healthcare - May 2017

19 May 2017

Last Friday’s cyber-attack disrupted IT services across the globe and caused havoc across the NHS in the UK, with a number of Hospital Trusts affected and held to ransom. With that in mind we welcome you to this special edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief, focusing on cyber-risks in the healthcare setting.

Record breakers: cyber criminals seek a taste of our medicine

19 May 2017

As medical records go digital, hospitals and healthcare institutions are now tasked with protecting and guarding their patient’s data from cyber criminals who have spotted an opportunity to profit from the information. But why exactly do cyber criminals steal the data and how do they expect to profit?

Duty to inform passengers of flight cancellation lies with operating carrier

18 May 2017

Soon after its bird-strike decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued yet another decision regarding the interpretation of EU Regulation 261/2004 that deals with the rights of passengers in cases of cancellation, delay and denied boarding.

China Proposes Stringent Restrictions on Export of Personal Information and Important Data

16 May 2017

On April 11, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) released the draft Measures on Security Assessment relating to Export of Personal Information and Important Data (the “Draft Measures”) for public comment. The comment period ends on May 11, 2017.