European Union (EU)

See the following -

The New Health IT Arms Race Between The US And EU

Nicole Fisher and Ben Heubl | Forbes.com | March 10, 2014

If you were to ask anyone in the United States what “health access” meant to them, you would get a different answer. In the UK, for most people, it means the ability to access National Health Service (NHS) amenities.

Read More »

The Web Is in Danger, Copyright Reform Can Break the Internet

Nino Vranešič | El Nino Blog | September 15, 2016

Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years.
Let’s go back in the history: First Industrial Revolution was based on water and steam power to mechanize production. The second was all about electricity which helped create mass production. The third, connected electronics and information technology to automate production. Now we live in “Fourth Industrial Revolution” which we also call the digital revolution...

Read More »

The ‘privacy by design’ approach for mobile apps: why it is not enough

The mobile apps installed on our smartphones are one of the biggest threats to our digital privacy. They are capable of collecting vast amounts of personal data, often highly sensitive. The consent model on which privacy laws are based doesn’t work. App users remain concerned about privacy, as a recent survey shows, but they still aren’t very good at protecting it. They may lack the technical know-how or the time to review privacy terms, or they may lack the willpower to resist the lure of trending apps and personalized in-app offers...

Read More »

Top 10 Open Source Legal Developments in 2015

In 2015 there were a variety of legal issues of importance to the FOSS (free and open source) community. Continuing the tradition of looking back over the top ten legal developments in FOSS, my selection of the top ten issues for 2015 is as follows:

  1. Settlement of Versata cases interpreting General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  2. First decision interpreting General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  3. Linux programmer sues VMware for violation of GPLv2 for Linux
  4. Community GPL compliance
  5. European Commission antitrust investigation of Google and its Android operating System (Android OS)...

U.S. Conducts Nuclear Response Exercises

Staff Writer | Defense One | May 12, 2014

U.S. Strategic Command this week is conducting a massive nuclear arms drill designed to “deter and detect strategic attacks” on the United States and allies.  A Sunday press release announcing the May 12-16  “Global Lightning” exercise explicitly noted that the event’s timing is “unrelated to real-world events.”

Read More »

U.S. To Begin Ebola Hospital Equipment Lift To Liberia

David Morgan | Reuters | September 17, 2014

The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S. military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday, a senior administration official said on Wednesday...

Read More »

USDA Reports Honeybee Death Rate Too High For Long-Term Survival

Staff Writer | EcoWatch | May 16, 2014

Honeybees in the U.S. are dying at a rate too high to ensure their long-term survival, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read More »

Vibrent Health Joins Europe’s Open Source RADAR-CNS Program to Develop Scalable Analytics Platform for Health Wearables

Press Release | Vibrent Health, RADAR-CNS | April 24, 2018

Health technology company Vibrent Health...expands its digital health solutions business into Europe through a partnership with Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse – Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS). Vibrent Health will work with the Europe-led consortium on developing digital health programs featuring predictive analytics designed to monitor and help improve treatment for depression, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. RADAR-CNS is conducting research using a range of medical-grade sensors, such as electro-cardiograms, as well as a growing portfolio of consumer-grade sensors, including accelerometers and smartphone applications, that collect participant data from surveys and smartphone sensors.

Read More »

What Is The 'Right To Be Forgotten'?

Dave Lee | BBC News | May 13, 2014

...Google - and other search engines - are extremely efficient at crawling the web to find and store data. Even if websites are taken offline, a cache is kept - meaning they can still be accessed.  This is good for making the web as useful as possible, but bad if you don't like what it finds about you...

Read More »

Why Giving Birth Is Safer In Britain Than In The US

Kate Womersley | Digg | September 1, 2017

At 11:58 pm this past June 25, Helen Taylor gave birth to her first baby, a boy, at West Suffolk Hospital in the east of England. At 11:59 pm, with 15 seconds to spare before midnight, his sister was born. The obstetrician and her team were pleased; the cesarean section was going smoothly, fulfilling Helen’s wish that her twins share a birthday...

Read More »

eHealth Week 2013

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 13, 2013 (All day) - May 15, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Dublin
Ireland

eHealth Week 2013 will be held this year in Dublin, Ireland. The conference brings together two main events: (1) the High Level eHealth Conference co-organized by the European Commission and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and (2) the World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition (WoHIT) organized by HIMSS Europe. Read More »