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2019-10-07

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  • Changing Circumstances in the Global Financial Marketplace

    In a recent post (here), I noted that the cross-border Siemens bribery investigation shows that regulators throughout the world increasingly recognize the importance of vigilance and scrutiny, and that the extent of alleged misconduct in that case could spur further efforts for oversight and reform....

  • First German Study about Costs of Data Breach Published

    In February 2009, the Ponemon Institute published the results of its inaugural study “Germany – 2008 Annual Study: Cost of a Data Breach.”  The study is the first such research study undertaken in Germany, using data from actual incidents to estimate the costs of dealing with data breaches by...

  • Data Protection Authorities Ask for Privacy Laws for Smart Metering

    Federal and State Privacy Commissioners in Germany demand that the introduction of smart metering systems shall be accompanied with adequate provisions for the protection of personal data. The introduction of smart metering systems controlling energy consumption is being pursued vigorously both at...

  • E. coli O104 Outbreak Strikes Germany – Recorded Cases “Scarily High”

    Three people with symptoms of E coli bacterial infection have died in Germany since Saturday and another 400 cases of infection were recorded as of Tuesday night. According to press reports, health authorities revealed that the latest fatality was a 24-year-old woman, who died on Monday. An 83-year-...

  • Dr. Hagen, lead, do not be swamped, by a non-O157 E. coli outbreak

    There are now more than 276 Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome cases in Germany – a staggering number.  There are now over 600 who have been sickened (mostly women) and there have been as many as five deaths – all those numbers will rise.  E. coli O104:H4 illnesses have also been reported in Britain, Sweden,...

  • Over 2,000 Ill, over 500 with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and now 19 Deaths in E. coli O104:H4 Outbreak

    Besides Germany, illnesses have surfaced in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Britain and United States (people who had visited Northern Germany).  The source is still elusive, but officials are still warning consumers in Europe to not...

  • German based E. coli O104:H4 Outbreak is now second largest and most deadly in history

    Canadian press reported Monday afternoon that the deadly E. coli O104:H4 outbreak has now sickened more than 2,330 people across Europe, most of them in Germany, over the past month. The first case has also shown up in Canada in an Ontario man who travelled to Germany this spring. Four cases have...

  • EU and US E. coli O104:H4 update – 31 Dead, 3,086 Ill – 798 with HUS

    The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control reports that Since 2 May 2011, 795 cases of HUS and 2287 non-HUS STEC cases have been reported from European Union Member States, including 759 HUS cases and 2229 non-HUS STEC cases in Germany. There are reports of 4 illnesses in U.S. (3 with...

  • German E. coli O104:H4 – 38 Dead, 824 with HUS, 3351 Ill – Massachusetts, Michigan, and Wisconsin with 5

    And E. coli O104:H4 that has been linked to locally grown organic sprouts, according to the European Food Safety authority, has caused 821 HUS cases, including 24 deaths, and 2,530 non-HUS cases, including 13 deaths. Germany also reports two new HUS cases and 17 new non-HUS STEC cases. Germany...

  • More Details on the Mysterious German Microbe

    Bit by bit, gene by gene, doctors and researchers in Germany and around the globe are cobbling together a profile of the microbe responsible for Europe’s alarming outbreak of food poisoning. Even as the grim toll climbed to 3,800 sick and 44 deaths, online articles in medical journals continue to...

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