Brexit Bites: Healthcare

The emergence of COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of cooperation and coordination on healthcare. From European Union health efforts conducted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) to global health efforts conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), collaboration has proven to be an integral part of our…

Brexit Bites: Consumer Rights

The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU has an effect on consumer protection and on the rights afforded to consumers. On 1 January 2021, the transition period, which required the UK to comply with EU consumer protection rules, ended. Despite the completion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), UK consumer protection rules will, to an…

Brexit Bites: Data Protection

In our increasingly interconnected, technological and internet-driven world, personal data has emerged as a form of currency, possessing public and private value. Data is an essential resource for the public and private sectors, aiding in economic development, competitiveness and innovation. In essence, data is a commodity, a commodity growing at an exponential rate. Globally, enormous volumes…

Brexit Bites: Personal Finance

Recent events have introduced a degree of uncertainty for firms and consumers in the financial services sector. In addition to the economic complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic, financial services firms and customers will have to contend with disruptions created by Brexit. Ireland’s banking industry is expected to be impacted by Brexit in several ways.…