Good governance

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

Spotlight issue

17th September 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

ePrescriptions and personal data protection / Karin Pomaizlová, partnerka AK Taylor Wessing Praha

The international law firm Taylor Wessing has recently focused on the issue of protection of personal data and individual privacy in general. Its new survey investigates electronic prescriptions and their storage. As of 1 January 2018 the issuance of electronic prescriptions is required, on the basis of an amendment to the Law on Pharmaceuticals. Exceptions, where a medical prescription can still be “on paper”, are set out in the implementing legislation of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Otherwise, all electronic prescriptions issued from now on will be stored in the Central Repository of Electronic Prescriptions established by the State Institute for Drug Control. Digital data on all medicines prescribed to a patient will be stored in this repository, regardless of whether the patient picked up the medication or not.
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5th September 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Material conceptual changes to the appeal on a point of law

A white paper for a new Code of Justice brings far-reaching changes to many procedural institutions. For many of them, these changes would mean progress, but is this true also for the intended new rules governing the appeal on a point of law?
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27th August 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Lawmakers to accelerate the construction of motorways

The Czech Senate approved an amendment bill introduced by the Chamber of Deputies which seeks to speed up the construction of transportation infrastructure (among other things). The bill may now be signed into law by the president.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic