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

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

Thoughtless comments and far-reaching consequences: the ‘sad reality’ of social media defamation

Is it a good idea to sue for defamation if there is a post on social media that you do not like? A recent legal action is...

14 December 2020

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

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

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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ACCC commences inquiry into digital platforms

The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the impact of digital “platform services” on the state of competition in media and advertising services...

04 December 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

Australia's Media Reform Package – will we finally see real change?

The Minister for Communications outlined a comprehensive package of reforms to Australian broadcasting and content regulation that are intended to be included in tonight’s Federal Budget.

09 May 2017

Open data reform – Implications for Australia’s tech sector

How will the Australian Government and the technology sector create the optimum policy framework to facilitate open data sharing without destroying existing economic value?

15 March 2017

ICLG Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws 2017: Guide to Australian, Hong Kong and PRC law

King & Wood Mallesons have authored three chapters (Australia, Hong Kong and China) in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws 2017.

13 October 2016

China's 13th Five Year Plan: the land of opportunity

China's 13th Five Year Plan has significant implications for businesses in China and around the world across key sectors.

14 April 2016

China’s 13th Five Year Plan: innovation, Internet Plus, new media and information technology

China’s 13th Five Year Plan places significant emphasis on innovation, Internet Plus, new media and information technology.

14 April 2016

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