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When is a privacy policy not enough? (ACCC v Google LLC (No 2))

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When is a privacy policy not enough? (ACCC v Google LLC (No 2))

In a recent case a Federal Court judge found that the presentation of information to customers on a mobile phone screen was misleading in some circumstances.

10 May 2021

Directions 2021 | Your reform agenda

In the spirit of “never waste a good crisis”, our 2021 Directions survey explored the views of directors and senior business leaders regarding their top reform priorities.

05 May 2021

China’s digital RMB – is your business ready?

China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how...

27 April 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan — Key takeaways for financial services

On 12 March 2021, China released its much-anticipated economic and social development blueprint for the next five years and beyond – the ‘Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan...

22 March 2021

Appeal in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action – what risks need to be disclosed?

In a unanimous decision handed down on Friday, the Full Court of the Federal Court upheld a decision of Justice Katzmann that found Ethicon Sàrl and related companies...

09 March 2021

Not just digital platforms: ACCC announces 2021 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities

In his annual address to the Committee for Economic Development Australia on 23 February 2021, Chair Rod Sims announced the ACCC’s Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021.

24 February 2021
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Keepwell and carry on: enforcement of Keepwell deeds put to the test in China

Keepwell deeds, also known as letters of comfort, are a credit protection tool commonly used by Chinese companies issuing debt offshore.

23 February 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Future Directions for Consumer Data Right Report Released

The Australian Government has released the report of the Inquiry into the Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

12 January 2021

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

On 30 October 2020 the Australian Government commenced a broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws by releasing an Issues Paper seeking feedback on possible privacy law reforms. ...

04 November 2020

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