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It’s finally here. On 20 August 2021, the People’s Republic of China enacted the Personal Information Protection Law. The law is comprehensive, comprising 74 articles in eight separate chapters. Like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it is now the fundamental regulatory regime for personal information in its jurisdiction. It becomes effective on 1 November 2021, a little under two months away.
We take a look at the changing practice of business throughout this period via the lens of our global corporate and commercial practice areas. We also consider the way forward for organisations in this ‘new normal’.
The current coronavirus outbreak (recently named COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) is dominating global headlines. Since it was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019 it has spread to 25 countries, infected over 42,000 people and claimed over 1,000 lives.
Case review 06/04/2017
Informed consent: application of Montgomery and confirmation of the need for doctors to adopt a patient centred approach
The United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s decision where the judge had erred in his approach regarding the nature of a doctor’s duty to advise the patient.
Hanjin Shipping’s rehabilitation has continued to cause problems in multiple fields in the shipping world.