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Insurance

August 07 2018
Athanassios Lambrou Denial of coverage could constitute hidden discrimination based on sexual orientation

Greece - Zemberis, Markezinis, Lambrou & Associates

By a majority two-to-one vote, the Athens Court of Appeal has found that an insurer's refusal to provide health insurance to a homosexual and histrionic man did not amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation or infringe the plaintiff's personality rights. The dissenting opinion, which provided a detailed analysis of the non-discrimination principle, makes a statement about the universal principal of equality between individuals which, despite its age, appears to be more acute than ever.

Authors: Athanassios Lambrou, Lydia Veneri
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Helena Tapp Barroso Legal basis for processing personal health data for insurance purposes

Portugal - Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, the processing of health data for insurance purposes requires the data subject's 'explicit consent', which poses enormous challenges for the insurance industry. Portugal has no specific legislation concerning the processing of health data for insurance purposes. However, it is hoped that the anticipated Data Protection Act will provide specific grounds for the processing of such data in this context.

Author: Helena Tapp Barroso
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