Regulation on Processing of Health Data amended
Dicle Doğan, Fatma Sevde Tan, Gun + Partners
On 24 November 2017, the Ministry of Health issued amendments (Turkish language) to the Regulation on the Processing of Health Data and the Maintenance of Privacy.
The Ministry of Health issued the Regulation on the Processing of Health Data and the Maintenance of Privacy (Regulation) on 22 October 2016, following the Law on Protection of Personal Data (Law) dated 7 April 2016. On 6 J...»
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Sources of law
What are the principal sources of law and regulation relating to copyright and copyright litigation?
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Due to the...»
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Despite the fact that ceding companies in Tu...»
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Controversial Regulation on Processing of Health Data has been recently amended
Following the Law on Protection of Personal Data (“Law”) dated April 7, 2016; the Ministry of Health (“MoH”) issued the Regulation on the Processing of Health Data and the Maintenance of Privacy (“Regulation”) on October 22, 2016 which was heavily criticized due to its various provisions contradicting with the Law and introducing burdensome obligations beyond the Law.
Actions were brought before t...»
Social Security Institution Inspects Approved Clinical Research
Dicle Doğan and Fatma Sevde Tan, Gün + PartnersOn 4 October 2017, the Clinical Research Association announced that the Social Security Institution (SSI) had initiated general inspections on clinical research approved by the Ministry of Health in 2015 and 2016 on the grounds of ensuring compliance with SSI legislation. Clinical research is regulated by the Regulation on Clinical Research of Drugs and Biological Pr...»
On October 25 2017 the Labour Courts Act (7036) was published in the Official Gazette and officially came into effect. The act aims to ease the judiciary’s workload and accelerate the judicial process inemployment cases. It has introduced a number of changes, the most important of which include:
mandatory mediation for employers and employees before initiating lawsuits;
an amended procedure for reinstatement cases; and
a reduced statute of limitations of five ye...»