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An Australian privacy law reform double-header

An Australian privacy law reform double-header

An exposure draft has been released of a Bill that would require the development of a new binding code under the Australian Privacy Act to impose enhanced compliance...

26 October 2021

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

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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Privacy Commissioner hands down first representative award compensating non-economic loss for interference with privacy

On 11 January 2021 the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner (the Commissioner) made a determination 'WP' and Secretary to the Department of Home Affairs (Privacy) [2021] AICmr...

03 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

Privacy reform across the ditch: New Zealand Privacy Act commencing soon

We are now less than a month away from a new privacy law in New Zealand. The Privacy Act 2020 (NZ) (the NZ Privacy Act), which commences on...

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

Powering towards a digitalised future: call for views on the Energy Security Board’s new Data Strategy

In this alert, we identify the main takeaways from the Data Strategy, describe the major role played by KWM and Galexia in the development of the strategy and...

03 November 2020

The Future of Surveillance Law in Queensland

Surveillance law is a rapidly evolving area due to the everchanging landscape of surveillance technology. The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) recently released its report detailing the findings...

11 August 2020

Practical tips for Productivity Monitoring Software

With flexible working arrangements are on the uptick, some businesses are installing software on employees’ computers to monitor productivity. Organisations considering implementation of productivity monitoring software understands...

17 July 2020

Screen scraping: A question of legality

A recent decision in the United States has cast light on the legality of screen scraping and how Australian courts may interpret such conduct. In hiQ Labs v...

09 July 2020

5G inquiry report released (no, it’s not about 5G’s responsibility for COVID!...)

This article was written by Georgia MacKenzie and Kate Creighton-Selvay. As COVID-19 continues to heighten focus on 5G – and the opportunities and challenges it represents – the Government this week released...

18 May 2020

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