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Data Breach Notification: Third Time’s a Charm

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification regime within the next 12 months after the legislation passed parliament in February 2017. This was the third attempt by the Government to implement a system for entities holding personal information to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and customers if they have

2017-03-13T15:21:41+00:00February 21st, 2017|

Tips for Improving Your Organisation’s Cyber Resilience

In 2012, Robert Mueller, FBI Director famously said that he was “convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.”[1]  The statement’s relevance in 2017 is evident – it is inevitable that your organisation will experience a cyber incident, however the focus has shifted. 

2017-06-06T16:59:15+00:00February 7th, 2017|

The Cost of Cyber Complacency

Within the rapidly globalising and integrated global community, the evolution and rationalisation of technology has presented the real and present danger of cyber-attacks, creating a threat environment for all businesses. With malware becoming more sophisticated and capable of outsmarting traditional anti-virus technologies, business must prioritise cybersecurity and form an enterprise culture of digital awareness,

2017-06-06T16:52:54+00:00February 6th, 2017|

Unfair Contract Terms Protection Extended to Small Businesses

The unfair contract terms protections under the Australian Consumer Law was extended to protect small businesses from 12 November 2016.  In this blog, we will examine the far reaching implications of this change on operations of businesses, particularly for those businesses that rely on standard form contracts. To whom and what does the Act

2017-06-06T16:55:34+00:00January 20th, 2017|

Know Your Obligations: Telemarketing and Spam

The Federal Court penalised travel agency Getaway Escapes over $300,000 and its director $25,000 for breaching their obligations under the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) (‘Act’) and the Telemarketing and Research Calls Industry Standard 2007 (‘Standard’) in 2016. This record fine suggests that the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) is serious about

2017-02-17T17:14:32+00:00January 13th, 2017|