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New Cladding Prohibitions in Victoria

Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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Consumer Data Right to be introduced in Australia in 2018

The Australian Government announced it will legislate a Consumer Data Right which will initially give consumers access to their banking, electricity, phone and internet transactions.

27 November 2017

Putting data governance and privacy top of your agenda

The Australian Government’s open data and digital agenda has sparked renewed debate around privacy, governance and security.

06 November 2017

Espionage, sabotage and infrastructure: what you need to know about the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill

Australia's coordinated and strategic framework to respond to the increasing risks of sabotage, espionage and coercion against Australia’s national critical infrastructure.

19 October 2017

Critical infrastructure security – what lies ahead for electricity, ports and water?

We look at reforms in the telecommunications sector to see what hints they provide on the Australian Government’s approach to other critical infrastructure, including electricity, ports and water.

04 October 2017

KWM submission to the Treasury Review into Open Banking in Australia

KWM's response to the Review into Open Banking in Australia’s Issues Paper under which consumers could request financial institutions to provide or share their data.

22 September 2017
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Tech companies to support law enforcement in proposed legal reforms

The Australian Government has announced plans to introduce new legislation to force global tech companies to unlock and provide encrypted information to authorities for law enforcement purposes.

09 August 2017

Recording members’ email addresses in your company’s register of members: Watch this space

In response to a loophole, a Bill has been introduced to require all companies and registered schemes to record each member’s email address in the register of members....

07 August 2017
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Australia's New Energy Future: Data availability and sharing is rapidly approaching

The Productivity Commission’s Final Report on Data Availability and Use recommends Australia adopt a risk-based, scalable approach to data sharing. What are the implications for the energy &...

22 May 2017

The changing face of data availability and use: 3 key factors to consider in the tech sector

The Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use will present both risks and opportunities for the technology sector if adopted by the Australian Government.

22 May 2017

Financial institutions – a growing industry with big data obligations to match

The Productivity Commission's final report on Data Availability and Use recommends the introduction of a “Comprehensive Right”, providing a a joint right to view, transfer and correct data.

22 May 2017

The sum of opportunities: Productivity Commission report calls for a new ‘data age’ for the public sector

Final report into Data Availability and Use highlights that lack of trust is ‘choking the use and value’ of Australian data for governments, industry and consumers.

22 May 2017

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