The Brexit ‘deal’ – what’s (not) in it for the medical devices industry?

Spoiler: at the moment basically nothing except more paperwork and trade barriers. It’s still a hard Brexit with a little sugar on top, essentially. Or, if you are a more glass half full kind of person: at least not all the way back to WTO rules but a just one step above that. After a […]


The EU Court’s Schrems II judgement – urgent revisiting of international personal data transfer mechanisms required

Wasn’t the MDR about More Data Required, and the same for the IVDR? Aren’t more and more devices running software that processes patient and user data? Isn’t the medical devices industry a very international business? Indeed – so the ability for companies working with the MDR and IVDR to transfer personal data internationally for all […]


€ 500 per data subject – a quantification of why GDPR matters

Clients often ask me why they should invest in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance so much. For medical devices and medicines regulatory compliance, they get it to an extent. Non-compliant devices carry risk of enforcement, which can lead to them being taken off the market. Devices off the market = collapse of cash flow […]


Presentations Axon Seminar on the General Data Protection Regulation

Another well-attended seminar we hosted this week. Please find below links to the presentations: Erik Vollebregt, Axon Lawyers – GDPR Impact on Healthcare; Loes Markenstein, Dutch Data Protection Agency – DDPA’s assessment…


Happy Holidays, and an exciting and innovative New Year to you – and a correction

You have a lot to look forward to next year unannounced notified body inspections will start (I hope you, your subcontracts and suppliers are prepared – if not, take a look at…


EU Data protection developments: privacy by design – literally, may impact your design

If you’re active in the medical devices industry in Europe you will no doubt have come across EU data protection regulation. It applies to all personal data (including data concerning health) relating…

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