Regulatory

United Kingdom: New UK standards for digital health – NHSX’s draft Digital Health Technology...

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NHSX, the technology and digital unit of the UK's National Health Service (NHS), recently published its draft Digital Health Technology Standard.The standard aims to accelerate how digital health technologies (DHTs) are reviewed, commissioned and scaled for use across the wider health and care system, and provides guidance to support digital health technology developers.

Belgium: Legal guide to public contracting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Under Belgian law, the following options are generally available for contracting authorities to award public contracts for goods, services, and works urgently.

Indonesia: Indonesian Projects Webcast – Supply chains during COVID-19

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This is part of the Finance & Projects Group's new webcast series, "Indonesian Projects Webcast", a series of short videos you can watch or listen to and share, addressing topical legal issues in Indonesia.

Singapore: Health Sciences Authority of Singapore clamps down on products making false COVID-19-related claims

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The Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) has been clamping down on the sale of products with false and misleading claims that purport to diagnose, prevent or treat COVID-19. Through intensified surveillance on online marketplaces and local retailers, the HSA has taken down more than 1700 listings of such products online, and issued more than 1600 warning letters to sellers and companies marketing such products.

Italy: Employment Law Newsletter – Special Edition no. 18 (COVID-19)

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On 19 May 2020 Italian Government enacted a new Decree (document in Italian here), introducing new measures supporting employees, businesses and families affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Global: COVID-19: Government Intervention Schemes Guide

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Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government Intervention Schemes Guide provides a summary of...

Hungary: Amendments to the food distribution regulation – the bargaining position of traders weakens

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Just a few days after the entry into force of the special tax on retailers (effective as of 1 May 2020), which may amount to as much as 2.5% of their annual turnover, the Hungarian Government further tightened the rules on the distribution of food products by significantly restricting  traders' freedom to negotiate purchase prices.

Canada: CSA extends temporary blanket relief from certain regulatory requirements and delivery obligations

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Non-investment fund issuers – 45-day extension for certain filing, delivery and base shelf prospectus renewal obligations normally due between 2 June 2020 and 31 August 2020 Investment funds – 60-day extension for certain filing, delivery and prospectus renewal obligations normally due between 2 June 2020 and 30 September 2020.

Singapore: Data Protection Authority issues advise on data collection for COVID-19 contact tracing

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In light of COVID-19, the PDPC issued an advisory to guide organizations in the proper collection of personal data for purposes of contact tracing.

Hong Kong: Competition Commission substantially revamps leniency policies

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On 16 April 2020, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) introduced significant reforms to its leniency policies, publishing:Substantial revisions to its corporate leniency policy, aimed at businesses (Revised Corporate Leniency Policy) A new leniency policy aimed at individuals (Individual Leniency Policy)
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