The constitutional cost of combatting espionage and foreign interference

The Federal Government has introduced three Bills to combat foreign interference in our political and electoral systems. Two have been passed. By HANNAH RYAN.

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Unmanned & unregulated: where are the privacy protections from drones?

The increasing use of drones raises concerns about safety, privacy and surveillance. And there is a gap between public expectation and legal reality. By JODIE…

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Big Brother is watching: the hidden cost of the Gold Opal Card

Transport for NSW contravened the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 by its collection of Gold Opal Card data. By STEPHEN MCKENZIE and EVA…

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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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