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Internal emails, multiple recipients and the question of privilege
Insight 09 Dec 2020

The recent decision of TEC Hedland Pty Ltd v The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd indicates that, for the purpose of assessing whether privilege can be claimed, multi-addressee emails will be considered as a number of separate communications between the sender and each recipient. ...

Changes to Regulatory Guide 256
Insight 07 Dec 2020

ASIC has released a first-round consultation paper on proposed changes to Regulatory Guide 256: Client Review and Remediation Conducted by Advice Licensees. The proposed changes are substantial, and will apply to new entities including super fund trustees. ...

Coming clean and staying clean: continuous disclosure obligations in the age of the data breach
Insight 07 Dec 2020

Recent data, coupled with the Privacy Act 1988 notifiable data breaches scheme, APRA Prudential Standard CPS 234, the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act and the GDPR, confirm that when it comes to serious cyber security breaches, listed entities should be complying with existing continuous disclosure requirements. ...

Media Reform Green Paper
Insight 04 Dec 2020

On 27 November, the Department of Communications issued a Media Reform Green Paper ( Green Paper ) seeking views on a number of proposals. The Green Paper builds on a number of issues highlighted b ...

ASIC's Regulatory Guide 274: product design and distribution obligations
Insight

Webinar: ASIC's Regulatory Guide 274: product design and distribution obligations ...

FCA declares insurer in breach of duty of utmost good faith
Insight 03 Dec 2020

The Federal Court has declared that Youi Pty Ltd (Youi) breached its duty of utmost good faith under section 13 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (ICA) in relation to its handling of an insurance claim for damage to an insured's home. The decision is an important reminder of the broad scope and potential reach of the duty. ...

Federal Court holds Opal Tower defendant not entitled to be paid defence costs prior to determination on exclusion clause
Insight 02 Dec 2020

Evolution v Chubb Insurance clarifies that unless a policy contains an advancement of defence costs provision (and subject to the particular terms of the policy), an insured should not assume it will be entitled to be reimbursed for defence costs as and when they are incurred if there is a debate with the insurer about the operation of an exclusion clause in respect of the third party claim brought against the insured. ...

Insurance sector reform under the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
Insight 30 Nov 2020

After several months of delay due to COVID-19, the Bill implements a large number of the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations, and in particular picks up several of the recommendations that are aimed at reforming the insurance sector. ...

A 'single default account' - your superannuation follows you
Insight 27 Nov 2020

The exposure draft legislation released yesterday for a 'single default account' aims to limit 'the creation of multiple superannuation accounts for employees who do not choose a superannuation fund when they start a new job'. ...

ACCC releases its first Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report
Insight 27 Nov 2020

The ACCC recently published the Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report as part of its role in monitoring the impact of digital platforms on competition and consumers. The Interim Report examines the privacy / data handling, competition, consumer and small business implications related to the increasing use of online private messaging services. ...

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