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Encryption Law in Australia

In July 2020, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) issued a report recommending changes to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth) (Encryption Act).   Encryption Act The Encryption Act was introduced in response to the Australian government’s concern about people using encrypted messages for terrorist related and other illegal activities. The Act expanded

2021-09-07T13:05:21+10:00November 12th, 2020|

Cybersecurity Resilience during COVID-19

Organisations and individuals are increasingly harnessing the opportunities presented by technology in the current COVID-19 climate. The pandemic has placed a growing reliance on data, cloud systems and online communications as organisations combat the challenge of stepping out of the office and into remote working settings. However, remote working presents its own set of

2020-10-21T17:31:50+11:00October 21st, 2020|

Australia Digital Platforms Inquiry

Calls for sweeping changes to the regulatory landscape governing digital platforms were made with the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platform’s Inquiry (Inquiry) Report earlier this year. The Inquiry focused on the impact of ‘platform services’ or ‘digital platforms’, including digital search engines, social media platforms, and other digital

2020-09-28T16:34:30+10:00May 4th, 2020|

Consumer Data Right

The Australian Consumer Data Right will empower consumers but will increase regulatory burden and compliance for businesses. What privacy and data systems will your business need to comply with the new regime? On 1 August 2019, the Federal Government passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019, giving Australians greater control and to access their

2020-07-28T16:41:03+10:00May 4th, 2020|

A New Wave of Privacy – The California Consumer Privacy Act

New data access rights for Californian data subjects have been created by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which came into force on 1 January 2020. Like the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the CCPA requires businesses to be transparent on how they are collecting, using and sharing customer data. However, the

2020-07-28T16:47:46+10:00May 4th, 2020|
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