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Our original content publications about general law, disruption and transformation, categorised by: Data, Privacy + IP; Digital + Media; and Corporate + Commercial.
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Wi-fi sniffing; on the trail of Personal Information

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

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Creating a modern commercial law firm and a healthy workplace

In this podcast, James is interviewed by Beyond Billables about the ideas behind Edwards + Co...

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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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The rise of the gig economy and DDIs: a tough gig for lawmakers globally

With the gig economy and DDIs here to stay, legal systems scramble to address these new...

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Regulating the gig economy and DDIs: snapshot studies of Uber and Airbnb

We take a look at the how lawmakers in Sydney and New York are regulating DDIs like Uber and...

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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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E-Signatures: Legal Validity under Australian Law

A great strength for modern businesses is being able to negotiate and strike deals quickly and efficiently over the internet. Once they’re...

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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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