FMCG Express | September 2021 Edition

The first half of the year brought signs that the business malaise post-COVID-19 was beginning to lift, however, we are seeing ongoing disruption facing the FMCG sector. We are finally seeing some green shoots with the end of lockdown on the horizon. In this edition, the team explores the evolution of the digital consumer experience; […]

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COVID-19 | Vaccinations and privacy – what can businesses ask individuals about COVID-19 vaccinations?

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has been requested last month to reconsider its previous decision against mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care workers. Given the most recent outbreaks in New South Wales and Queensland, and the growing call for accelerating the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Australia, businesses will need to be aware of the […]

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EU Standard Contractual Clauses – out with the old and in with the new!

On 4 June 2021, the European Commission (EC) released the highly anticipated new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for cross-border transfers of data under the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The SCCs are a vital tool to enable the compliant international transfer of personal data from the EEA. The new SCCs take into […]

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Successfully managing cyber security risks

In today’s world cyber security has never been more critical. Keeping your data secure has become increasingly complex, with hackers doing their best to stay one step ahead.  Now more than ever before, it is important that you address cyber security risks as a key priority for your organisation. For Privacy Awareness Week 2021, our […]

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Webinar | To pay or not to pay: The rise of ransomware in 2021

There has been a sharp rise in ransomware attacks through 2020 and 2021, with businesses impacted both domestically in Australia and across the globe. In this webinar, Dudley Kneller defines what is ransomware, outlines what an attack look like, cites recent examples and concludes with some tips and takeaways on how to reduce risk to […]

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Where to from here? A realistic and practical balancing act for the small business exemption

Protecting the privacy rights of individuals and avoiding the burden of unnecessary compliance costs on small business can be a delicate balancing act. Various exemptions are currently under consideration under the review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) by the Attorney-General’s Department (Privacy Act Review). In this article, we explore the small business exemption […]

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International Privacy Checklist

Are you on top of your international privacy compliance requirements? It is crucial that your business is meeting its obligations. Gadens privacy experts Dudley Kneller (Partner) and Raisa Blanco (Senior Associate) have developed this complimentary checklist with LexisNexis Regulatory Compliance. The checklist is designed to help you identify your international privacy obligations and includes a […]

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COVID-19 | Preparing for COVID-Normal? Five things you can do now to reduce your cyber security risk

The recent pandemic has changed the way a lot of us work and communicate with each other. In particular, it has accelerated business digital transformations such as working from home, and highlighted the increasing prevalence of data breaches. Data breaches affect us all and can cost our business millions. As we steadily emerge from stringent […]

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Data protection and the human error curse: Part 2 | How CEOs and Directors can avoid the wrath of customers and the Privacy Commissioner

In Part 2 of our Data protection series, Kelly Marshall looks at six key things CEOs and Directors can do now to minimise data breach compliance and reputational risk. Our previous article Data protection and the human error curse: Part 1 | Why CEOs and Directors need to be concerned looked at why it is so […]

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Webinar | Cyber Triple Breach Challenge – Forensics, comms, legal. Are you ready?

Cyber security should be a priority for every business, and this has never been more relevant than during the current COVID-19 disruptions.  Are you fully aware of the threats? What are they, how do you manage them, how do you respond to and recover from a cyber breach event? During this one hour webinar session, […]

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Doing Business in Australia

The revised 2020 edition of Gadens’ Doing Business in Australia guide provides foreign investors with an overview of the Australian business, economic and regulatory environment, and practical advice on how to go about setting up and doing business in Australia. The Australian Government welcomes foreign investment. With well-developed infrastructure, a stable political environment, a robust, […]

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FSR Wrap | November 2020

As we approach the end of the year, Gadens’ FSR Team presents an update for the financial services regulatory market. This edition of FSR Wrap provides a focus on ‘business as usual’ regulations of importance to Australian financial services companies. As we look to 2021 and the introduction of a raft of legislation that has […]

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