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The Power of the Platform: ACCC Takes Aim at Facebook & Google

In June 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) released its’ final report from the Digital Platforms Inquiry...

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IP Rights Holders beware! Changes to Competition Laws

The repeal of the so-called “IP exemption” from the Competition and Consumer Act could significantly impact commercial dealings in IP rights....

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Privacy Act to be seriously strengthened by proposed amendments

The Attorney-General, Christian Porter, has announced a proposal for making the Privacy Act 1988...

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Does wi-fi sniffing breach Australian privacy law?

‘Wi-fi sniffing’ can be used to generate useful insights for businesses without breaching data protection laws. However organisations...

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The EU Copyright Directive: Meme killers, link taxes and other controversies

On 14 September 2018, the European Parliament voted to pass the controversial European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market...

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Google cops world’s biggest data fine

GDPR enforcement is ramping up. The French data protection authority CNIL has just fined Google €50 million, the world’s largest data...

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LAWFIT Guides: Is this too personal?

We examine the central definition of ‘Personal Information’ under Australian privacy...

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LAWFIT Guides: Employee records under Australian privacy law

We look at the treatment of employee data under Australian privacy...

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AR and the trailing footsteps of Australian privacy law

We look at how regulators might try and keep up with developments in...

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Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data harvesting controversy

Following a report that data from up to 60m Facebook accounts had been unlawfully used by its’ data partner, Cambridge Analytica, between 17...

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Does the GDPR apply to my Australian business?

The GDPR is a significant milestone for EU privacy law that cements a relatively rigorous privacy compliance regime which can, in certain...

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Security and the cyber giants: The stoush between Google and Symantec

Modern business is increasingly dependent on being able to trust the security and integrity of communications and network infrastructure. The...

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The Ashley Madison affair: Spotlight on cyber hacking and Australian privacy law

The Ashley Madison hack is one of the most significant data breaches in recent history. Whilst the breach was sizeable, the information compromised...

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Overview of the New Australian Privacy Principles

From 12 March 2014, the new Australian Privacy Principles (‘APPs’) impose a positive obligation on organisations to implement practices,...

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