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Privacy Awareness Week – More relevant than ever

This week is Privacy Awareness Week in Australia, an annual event that highlights the importance of protecting personal information. It is promoted by a forum of privacy authorities in the Asia Pacifi...

ACCC’s focus for 2020 – are you it?

On 25 February 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released its Compliance and Enforcement Policy for 2020. There are a number of key priority areas that the ACCC has id...

Latest Development in Digital Platforms Regulation

On 10 February 2020, the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, issued the Competition and Consumer (Price Inquiry – Digital Advertising Services) Direction 2020 (Direction). The Direction author...
Mandatory data breach notification laws apply in 2018

Mandatory data breach notification laws apply in 2018

I have had a number of queries recently about data breaches and mandatory reporting.  Currently, there is no law requiring that a company notify compromised parties if there has been a data breac...
Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill

Data breach law has been a hot topic recently.  On 19 October 2016, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 was introduced to Parliament. The new bill, if passed, will make it...
3 Reasons to have a Privacy Policy

3 Reasons to have a Privacy Policy

Privacy policies are mandatory for businesses with a turnover of over $3 million or those that collect ‘sensitive Information’ from people.  However, there are a range of other reasons why all bu...
Data Breaches Occur in One Third of In-house Counsel

Data Breaches Occur in One Third of In-house Counsel

As I recently discussed in a previous article, data breaches are a growing problem and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) have highlighted the prevalence of data breaches within Australian in-...
Save time this year on legal matters

Save time this year on legal matters…

It’s already halfway through January and before we know it, we will be into February as the days and months escape our calendars.  I thought a great start to the year would be to set ou...