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Directors IDs: Just how personal is this 15-digit identifier?

Nearly 2.7 million Australian Directors have submitted their personal information to the Australian Business Registry Service to apply for a Director...

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Huge Fines for Businesses with Unfair Terms

With effect from 9 November 2022, new laws came into effect which amended the Australian Consumer Law to introduce very serious penalties for...

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Time to break out your Data Breach Response Plan: After more large-scale breaches, major changes are destined for Australian law

The September 2022 Optus data breach served as a wake-up call for the Australian government and businesses alike, driving rapid reforms to the...

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Post Optus Data Breach | Is Your Company’s Data Secure? How to Avoid Serious Harm to Your Business

In September 2022, millions of Australian Optus customers had their data hacked, causing widespread concerns of identity fraud. Optus,...

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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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An update on open banking in Australia

Proposed changes to the Consumer Data Rights (‘CDRs’) to facilitate open banking are another example of the consumer protectionist...

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Overview of the Notifiable Data Breach scheme in Australia

The ‘Notifiable Data Breach Scheme’ imposes mandatory obligation on Australian organisations to notify individuals if a data breach that...

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Half a million Facebook users reject new data use policy (but not enough)

Was this all a storm in a virtual teacup or was the 30% voter threshold always an impossible...

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