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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


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Trends 2023


HealthTech Trends 2023

What is on the horizon for the use of data and technology in the healthcare and life sciences sectors? Where do opportunities lie, and what should participants be thinking about before making the next big move? We provide an outlook on Health Tech trends to watch in 2023.


UK Government Proposes New Legislation for Gene-Edited Food

On 25 May 2022, the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill was introduced before the UK Parliament in a move to "cut the red tape" on the development of gene-editing technology, and to position the UK as a world-leader for investment in agri-food research and innovation. The Bill provides for gene-edited food crops to be developed, grown and sold in England. The intention is for the legislation to eventually extend to animals (excluding humans), but only once a satisfactory regulatory regime is developed to ensure safeguarding of animal welfare


Issues arising from the use of technology for contract tracing

In this article, we discuss the increasing use of contact tracing technology in the APAC region and the legal concerns surrounding the use of such technology.


Bio-banking: digitalization of the healthcare market

We look at the major challenges of the digitalization of the European healthcare market, this article focuses on the challenges of data protection in bio-banking - with a special view to Germany


Latest podcast


AI: Artificial intelligence in healthcare, where is the journey heading?

Partner Gunnar Sachs and Senior Associate Yannick Frost talk about the EU Commission's regulatory approach to AI in the second part of Clifford Chance's German podcast series "Talking Tech - AI" with journalist Pia Lorenz. [In German]


Upcoming events


EVENT: 03 October 2023: Applied ethics and generative AI – challenges and prospects for businesses (In-person – Canary Wharf, London)

The latest session in our Ethics Series, organised in conjunction with the Canary Wharf G30 Conduct and Culture Group and Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy, will explore the ethical issues for businesses arising from the use of generative AI. The discussion will focus on how to get the best out of the new technology given the various ethical challenges it presents around accuracy, consistency, plagiarism, breach of copyright, data privacy and confidentiality, deep fakes, cyber-attacks, hallucinations and inherent bias. We will also look to the impact on future generations, and the ethical implications of the changes that AI may bring on society.