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Franchising Update

Many franchisors and other participants in the franchising sector are anticipating with concern the outcome of The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (Bill) which was introduced into the Federal...more

On 13 February 2017 the Australian Government passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2017

The new requirements affect all APP entities i.e. any entity that is currently bound to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including Commonwealth Government Agencies and private...more

Development Projects in an Agile World

It goes without saying that the pace of technological change and innovation is accelerating. The acceleration of development and innovation also means that in the information technology sphere the value of specifications...more

New Privacy Regulations Exempt Commercial Credit Providers From EDR

Commercial credit providers and utilities are not required to join a recognised external dispute resolution scheme to participate in credit reporting until 12 March 2015. ...more

3/7/2014  /  Australia , Lenders , Privacy Laws

Amendments Allow Insurers to Utilise Electronic Communication Channels

Recent amendments to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (IC Act) include significant changes to electronic communications which, in combination with amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) (ET Act), will...more

10/3/2013  /  Australia

OAIC Releases Guidelines on Cross Border Disclosure and Direct Marketing

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released further draft Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Guidelines (draft Guidelines) for public consultation. The draft Guidelines outline how the OAIC will...more

Storm Cloud for Insolvency Practitioners?

Cloud and Insolvency - With the increasing popularity of cloud computing, more companies are taking advantage of cheap, efficient and globally available data storage options....more

Mandatory Data Breach Reporting Bill Introduced Into Parliament

The Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament on 29 May 2013. Having been recommended by the Senate Committee report tabled on 24 June, it appears that Parliament intends to pass the Bill...more

Mandatory Notification a Step Closer to Reality for Serious Privacy Breaches

On 2 May 2013, the Australian Government released, to a limited number of key stakeholders, a confidential Exposure Draft Bill for an Australian mandatory data breach notification scheme. This is the strongest indication yet...more

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