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ACCC proposes further changes to merger laws

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

Productivity Commission report signals a radical shift in health data treatment

Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use uses the health sector as an example to illustrate structural barriers and distrust about data use.

22 May 2017

Confessing your data breach sins — a hypothetical application of the new mandatory data breach notification regime

A practical application of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) by reference to a number of hypothetical fact scenarios and compliance tips.

15 May 2017

Transforming data use and accessibility: Productivity Commission urges Australia to participate in 'global phenomenon'

The proposed reforms are geared to improving transparency and accountability for release of data across different sectors.

08 May 2017
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My Health Record: the resuscitation of e-health, or a data placebo?

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

Touch the edge - is data “tangible property” for the purpose of your insurance policy

Is data or electronic information considered “tangible property” (and therefore insured property)? This poses an important question for insurers and policyholders alike.

27 March 2017

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