Switzerland revises its rules for genetic testing

The revised Law on Human Genetic Testing (GUMG), the Ordinance on Human Genetic Testing (GUMV) and the Ordinance on DNA Profiling in the Civil and Administrative Field (VDZV) entered into force on 1st of December 2022. These regulations include new categories as well as additional provisions for genetic testing. Due to the major progress in … Read more

Switzerland: The new Human Genetic Testing Act and correlating ordinances

In letter On 1 December 2022, Switzerland’s new Human Genetic Testing Act (HGTA) will enter into force. The new HGTA provides a comprehensive legal framework for all types of genetic testing (including direct-to-consumer genetic testing and lifestyle genetic testing) and implements stronger measures to protect privacy rights, prevent abuse of genetic data and ensure the … Read more

BIS Issues FAQs Addressing New Rules Targeting China’s Advanced Computing and Semiconductor Sectors

On October 28, 2022, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a first round of FAQs regarding the advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing Interim Final Rule, published on October 13, 2022 (87 Fed. Reg. 62,186 ) (the “Rule”) and amending the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). The FAQs are available here and … Read more

Genetic testing: A new doorway towards opportunities, challenges in preventive healthcare

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, people’s perception of healthcare has undergone a change. While the top 10 causes of death in India continue to be non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiac diseases, and respiratory diseases, these are easily preventable/ manageable if addressed at an early stage through vital screening and consultation at regular intervals. Furthermore, routine testing … Read more

Q&A: cloud computing law in USA

Legislation and regulation Recognition of concept Is cloud computing specifically recognized and provided for in your legal system? If so, how? In the United States, a cloud computing services contract is largely treated, from a legal perspective, like any other service or commercial contract. Accordingly, cloud computing services contracts are, in the main, governed by … Read more

Do You Really Want to Keep Paying Commissions to the Salesperson You Fired?

Seyfarth synopsis: Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (“BMGL”) is in the genetic test business. BMGL sells its tests to its “channel partners,” who in return test specimens ordered by physicians. Brandon Perthuis became BMGL’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing in early 2015. The two-page employment agreement drafted by BMGL provided Perthuis with a base … Read more

Q&A: cloud computing law in Turkey

Legislation and regulation Recognition of concept Is cloud computing specifically recognized and provided for in your legal system? If so, how? There is no legal definition of cloud computing technologies. Yet, there are references to cloud computing technologies or services within the scopes of personal data protection, data localization and cybersecurity for public institutions and … Read more

Cloud Based Computing Services – What are the risk management and legal issues for users?

Cloud services can be enablers for a company’s digital transformation. However, understanding the risks and legal issues associated with using cloud-based computing services is critical for risk management and protection of an organization’s data and related intellectual property and to minimize the risk of business disruption. Companies are increasingly using software applications and tools, data … Read more