Don’t play games with Australian consumer rights

The Federal Court has ordered that Sony Interactive Entertainment Network (Sony) pay AUD$3.5 million in penalties as a result of making false and misleading representations to consumers in connection with their rights under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Background Sony is incorporated in the United Kingdom and is responsible for the PlayStation Network (PSN). It […]

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COVID-19 | MSP Webinar Series – Managing data breaches for your customers

During the COVID-19 pandemic there are a number of legal issues affecting the MSP community. For this session of our MSP webinar series (hosted on Friday 22 May), Dudley Kneller, a partner in Gadens’ Intellectual Property and Technology Team, was joined by Blare Sutton of McGrathNicol to discuss how to effectively manage a data breach […]

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COVID-19 | Stay Cyber Safe

In this joint publication with strategic communications agency Pesel & Carr, we break down how to manage your privacy obligations and communications effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been an uptick of reports of bad actors using the COVID-19 pandemic for scams, online frauds, and phishing campaigns. With new remote working arrangements and workplace […]

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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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COVID-19 | MSP Webinar Series – Managing cash flow during COVID-19

There are a number of techniques and strategies to mitigate cash flow risk and ensure your business is paid for the work you are performing during the COVID-19 crisis period. As part of our MSP Webinar Series Dudley Kneller, a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology team was joined by Anthony Dobbyn, Director of […]

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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 | Webinar | When a party cannot meet its contract obligations

In this pre-recorded webinar, Dudley Kneller, a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology team, speaks to LexisNexis about force majeure and outlines how you can protect your business by understanding your key legal and commercial arrangements and addressing major supply and delivery risks. You can read the related article here, published by LexisNexis.   […]

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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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COVID-19 | When a party cannot meet its contract obligations

The current state of play The outbreak of COVID-19 has ushered in extraordinary challenges to the Australian and global business landscape. The Government response and action to COVID-19 continues to evolve on a day-by-day basis, with further restrictions being imposed in a rapid attempt to control the spread of the virus. The restrictions are being introduced at both a State and […]

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Government response to Digital Platforms Inquiry released

Just in time for Christmas, the Government has publicly released its much anticipated response to the recommendations made under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) final report into the Digital Platforms Inquiry on 26 July 2019. The ACCC’s broad reaching report made 23 recommendations in relation to competition law, consumer protection, media regulation, and […]

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