ACCC preliminary report on Google and Facebook could lead to major privacy law changes

On 10 December 2018 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released its preliminary report in relation to the Digital Platforms Inquiry which the ACCC has been conducting at the direction of the Commonwealth Government. The Inquiry is into the impact of online search engines, social media and digital content aggregators on competition in the media […]

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Profiles in Privacy | Justin Geri, Ferrier Hodgson

Welcome to the December edition of Profiles in Privacy. In this series we profile prominent players in privacy and data protection in Australia Justin Geri is Director – Forensic IT at Ferrier Hodgson in Melbourne. Justin’s services are in high demand amongst organisations that suffer a cybersecurity breach – or that are trying to avoid […]

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New National Gift Card Law

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The new Consumer Data Right will start with “open banking” from July 2019

A new Consumer Data Right will take effect from July 2019, first in the banking sector then in the telecommunications and energy sectors. David Smith outlines the Consumer Data Right and all the pieces that need to come together in the coming months in order to implement this reform. Banking: the first industry subject to […]

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Profiles in Privacy | Fiona Anderson, Treasury Wine Estates

In our Profiles in Privacy series, we profile prominent players in privacy and data protection in Australia. Fiona Anderson, Senior Legal Counsel at Treasury Wine Estates, has nearly 18 years experience as a commercial lawyer. She has been in the legal team at Treasury Wine Estates for over 7 years and takes the lead within […]

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Trade Incentives

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Malicious or criminal attacks the main cause of notifiable data breaches

The number of reported data breaches in Australia significantly increased in the period of 1 April to 30 June 2018, according to the second report on the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).  The scheme, which commenced on 22 February 2018, requires private sector and federal government entities […]

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Trade Promotions Update | New Permit Application Fees

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Privacy Compliance Checklist

Privacy Awareness Week starts on 13 May 2018.  To celebrate, Gadens shares its tips on what to include in your privacy compliance program. Click here to view full size image    

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New Gift Card Law in NSW

Click here for a full size image.   Authored by: David Smith, Partner, Melbourne Madeleine McMaster, Lawyer, Melbourne Allison Rickard, Law Clerk, Melbourne Jessica Bell, Lawk Clerk, Melbourne

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Blockchain, not just Bitcoin – legal issues

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Data Breaches by Aged Care Providers – Complying With The Mandatory Data Breach Scheme

Aged care providers will be subject to the Notifiable Data Breach scheme which requires organisations, including residential and home care providers, to mandatorily report eligible data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner begins on 22 February 2018. An eligible data breach will occur if: there is unauthorised access to, unauthorised disclosure of, […]

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