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Cookies

Cookies – the aptly named ‘bite sized’ text files which reside in a user’s device can be helpful tools for both businesses and web users. Whether it’s to remember what’s in a shopping basket when shopping for goods online, supporting users to log into a website or analysing traffic to a website, cookies can

2019-09-05T12:26:27+10:00September 5th, 2019|

Privacy Compliance: Why a Privacy Policy is Not Enough

Every other day we hear about a privacy issue, whether that be a data breach, the misuse of personal information by companies, or new privacy legislation. Privacy compliance is on everyone’s mind – which we think is a good thing – yet simply having a Privacy Policy is no longer enough to protect businesses

2019-05-14T11:58:57+10:00May 14th, 2019|

My Health Record

The new deadline for opting-out of My Health Record is fast approaching. If you don't already have a My Health Record, and do not want one created for you, you will need to opt-out by 31 January 2019. You can do this online. You will need to have you Medicare card and driver licence (or other

2019-01-21T10:23:21+11:00January 17th, 2019|

Medical Records Trust & Transparency

Download Article Data use and an individual’s rights have become very topical with the increasing number of data breaches that impact us as individuals, including reports on data issues in the health sector. Take the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica problems as an example. The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal was a major political

2018-11-19T12:55:55+11:00November 19th, 2018|

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+11:00January 13th, 2017|