Preparing your clients for the GDPR privacy reforms

The GDPR is an EU privacy law, but it will have extra territorial reach, Australian organisations will need to be ready for its commencement on…

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Global developments in cyber security law: is Australia keeping pace?

Cyber security is a significant business and legal risk that must be taken seriously. Internationally, cyber security is becoming subject to stricter regulation. Australia’s cyber…

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2018: a year of significant changes to privacy law

A number of significant reforms to privacy law commence in 2018. Legal practitioners will need to consider the impact on clients, and on their own…

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Mass surveillance and data retention: do the means justify the ends?

The Attorney-General’s Department released the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 – Annual Report. By MICHELLE MEARES.

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Is your practice secure? Client confidentiality and data breach

A data breach response plan is essential to being prepared for an eligible data breach. By HELEN BROWN.

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Is your firm privacy compliant?

From early 2018, new privacy legislation will require the mandatory reporting of certain data breaches for organisations which are required to comply with the Privacy…

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The end of a long road: mandatory data breach notification becomes law

The introduction of mandatory data breach notification obligations may ultimately lead to an increase in privacy-related litigation (including class actions). By NICK ABRAHAMS and JAMIE…

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Data, metadata & personal information: landmark Federal Court ruling

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) places legal obligations on businesses and government agencies. These obligations are triggered when data meets the definition of ‘personal information’….

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Cyber security and the legal profession

Law firms are desirable targets for cyber attacks and have a lot to lose from a successful data raid. By THOMAS KALDOR.

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Health records privacy: contemporary issues, complaints and claims

The ‘big data revolution’ in healthcare has increased the demand for access to identifying health information without consent. By ALISON CHOY FLANNIGAN.

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