Maximising value from corporate data while protecting against privacy risks

How can organisations prioritise privacy when faced with competing objectives such as expecting to derive greater value from data to better inform business decision-making.

The case for a new tort of cyber harm

Keeping pace with technology and why we need a new tort specifically for digital privacy breaches.

The lure of the law: should catfishing be a crime?

Is it time to criminalise catfishing?

Facing off with a social media giant

Meet the Sydney lawyer who is front and centre of a possible class action against Facebook for breach of privacy.

Making sense of metadata

Thanks to Australian data retention laws, which came into effect late last year, many government agencies (including the RSPCA and Medicare) are likely to know…

The limitations of a modern day bag search

Employers may inspect a mobile phone where there is an express contractual right or by reasonable and lawful direction, but the bar for that is…

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…

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…

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…

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: October 2015

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.