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The ACCC's new case on Google's collection and use of consumer personal information
Insight 03 Aug 2020

In a landmark case, the ACCC alleges that Google failed to obtain explicit and informed consent from its consumers about the use of their data and acted contrary to representations made in its privacy policy. ...

Defamation in the digital age – beware of social media comments
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently reaffirmed the ruling that administrators of public Facebook pages can be held liable as publishers of comments posted to their pages by members of the public. ...

Sachin hits Spartan for six
Insight 25 Jun 2020

The dispute between Sachin Tendulkar and Australian bat-maker Spartan Sports over a breach of a sponsorship agreement has ended with Spartan paying a hefty settlement sum, cancelling valuable trade marks and delivering a public apology. This case shows the risks of public disputes with high-profile celebrities. ...

OAIC's landmark case against Facebook to have major implications on Privacy Act
Insight 12 May 2020

As Privacy Awareness Week this year called for individuals to #rebootyourprivacy and debate continues over the privacy protections for the COVIDSafe application, another step has been taken in the Australian Information Commissioner's (Commissioner) landmark case against Facebook, Inc and Facebook Ireland Ltd (together, Facebook) which will have major implications for the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and digital businesses operating from offshore entities. ...

Using tech and data in a crisis – contact tracing
Insight 09 Apr 2020

Data analysis, and the technology that facilitates it, is currently playing a critical role in the global and national efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the front-line health response, it has become a core part of the daily calculations made by governments and health organisations. ...

TGA guidance on the promotion of stem cells and HCT products
Insight 10 Dec 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued advertising guidance for businesses involved with stems cells and other human cell or tissue products. ...

TGA guidance on the promotion of medicinal cannabis
Insight 25 Nov 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration ( TGA ) has issued guidance on advertising to the public for businesses involved with medicinal cannabis products and therapies. Along with advertising ...

Mind your followers' social media manners
Insight 28 Aug 2019

In a recent decision, the NSW Supreme Court, found that a company can be considered a publisher of allegedly defamatory comments posted by members of the public on its Facebook page. ...

ACCC calls for significant reforms in Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report (Part II): A platform for sweeping privacy reform
Insight 31 Jul 2019

The ACCC has called for significant reforms in Digital platforms to strengthen privacy protections for individuals and to improve transparency and accountability In data handling practices for both digital platforms and other organisations regulated by the Privacy Act 1998. ...

ACCC calls for significant reforms in Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report - Part 1 of Allens' two-part series
Insight 31 Jul 2019

The Federal Government has released the ACCC's Final Report from its Digital Platforms Inquiry, with significant and wide-ranging implications across competition, consumer protection, copyright and privacy issues. ...

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