FMCG Express | October Edition

2020 continues to be an interesting year with COVID-19 still impacting our lives and businesses, although we are cautiously optimistic that we may be turning a corner here in Australia. In this edition of FMCG Express, we bring you some useful COVID-19 reading as we grapple with the ongoing effects of the pandemic and look […]

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HealthEngine decision: understanding the overlap between privacy and consumer laws

We have seen a recent overseas trend by EU and US based competition regulators to address privacy related matters within a broader competition context. This is not something we have seen occurring in Australia to any great extent although the recent introduction of the Consumer Data Right has seen both the Office of the Australian […]

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New Trade Promotions Regulation in NSW

New South Wales has introduced a new regulation governing trade promotions. Here’s how it will affect you. The new Regulation As noted in our recent update, the Community Gaming Regulation 2020 (NSW) took effect on 1 July 2020. While the NSW government had consulted with stakeholders on a draft of the Regulation, significant changes were […]

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Consumer Data Right – becoming an Accredited Data Recipient

The Consumer Data Right (CDR) reached a further milestone on 1 July 2020, as the Big 4 banks are now required to share consumer data in response to a consumer request. At present, this includes data from debit and credit cards, and savings and transaction accounts, and from November 2020 will include data from home […]

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SPAM should only be found on the Supermarket shelves – not in my inbox!

A recent case in which Woolworths Group Limited (Woolworths) was fined $1,003,800 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for over five million breaches of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (the Spam Act) is a stark reminder of the importance of establishing and maintaining rigorous controls to ensure that commercial electronic messages are only […]

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Major Trade Promotion Changes in NSW

Major changes to trade promotions regulations in New South Wales take effect tomorrow (1 July 2020). The key change implemented by the Community Gaming Regulation 2020 is that a permit will no longer be required for a trade promotion with a total prize pool worth $10,000 or less. This is a significant change that will […]

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus and Trade Promotions: The Latest

COVID-19 has interrupted the marketing and promotional activities of many businesses. We look at the changes being implemented by the trade promotion regulators around Australia in response to the pandemic. Click below to download the full article.   For details of all our COVID-19 tips and updates, visit the Gadens COVID-19 Hub.   Authored by: David […]

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COVID-19 | Hindsight is 20/20: Reviewing telehealth privacy controls post-implementation

In the current COVID-19 pandemic environment, telehealth services have shifted from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ for health service providers and patients.  Within a few weeks, health services have seen the rapid implementation of telehealth platforms, including the move to cloud-based services to facilitate remote working arrangements. Now that these platforms and […]

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COVID-19 | Myths and legends behind COVIDSafe

By now, we are sure you have read countless articles and have heard varying opinions on the Federal Government’s new COVIDSafe app and you may still be struggling to decide whether or not to take the plunge and download it. On Monday, the Federal Government released draft legislation regarding the COVIDSafe app in an attempt […]

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Would you like a free burrito?

Would you download a fast food store’s mobile app, hand over your personal information, reveal your credit card details, and give access to your location data, simply to receive a free burrito? Me too.  But how are we really paying for it?  And what happens to all of that data? This article will let you […]

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FMCG Express | April Edition

It has been a tumultuous start to 2020, with the devastating droughts and bushfire season, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian businesses have been faced with unprecedented challenges, and the impact on the FMCG, retail and hospitality sectors has been profound. While some areas of the FMCG sector are on the up, others are struggling, […]

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COVID-19 | Managing privacy during a pandemic: practical steps and considerations for businesses

Please note that this information is subject to change as further information and guidance is released by Federal, State and Territory governments. In recent weeks, Gadens has been assisting clients to deal with a range of privacy challenges which have arisen as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses are grappling with the obligations […]

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