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The Digital Economy

The Digital Economy

This year’s budget is a landmark investment in Australia’s digital future.

11 May 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 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: 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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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

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

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

Developing Australia’s Space Industry: How can the Government help you?

The Australian space industry is expanding rapidly. From hosting a new NASA deep space communication complex near Canberra, to taking delivery of 4.6 billion-year-old asteroid specimens from...

07 December 2020

Exposure draft of the Critical Infrastructure Bill 2020 provides some answers, questions remain.

On 9 November 2020, the Australian Government released the exposure draft of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 (Cth) (‘draft Bill’).

30 November 2020
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Patent rights on sale: High Court adopts doctrine of exhaustion of rights on first sale

The High Court of Australia has ruled on and concluded a long-running dispute between Seiko-Epson and Calidad in relation to print cartridges, setting down an important precedent in...

13 November 2020

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