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Federal Court makes landmark decision on data transparency
Insight 22 Apr 2021

The Federal Court of Australia has found that Google LLC (Google) engaged in misleading conduct and made false representations to some of its users because of the way it presented its collection, storage and use of users' personal location data in its privacy statements. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC 'no action' position on virtual meetings; legislative clarification on the definition of casual employee; and other updates
Insight 21 Apr 2021

ASIC takes 'no action' position on virtual meetings but no such luck for electronic signatures; Fair Work Act amendments clarify the definition of casual employment; ASX Listing Rule amendments to commence from 5 June 2021; ASX updates Guidance Note 19: Performance Securities; Takeovers Panel remakes procedural rules; APRA provides guidance to ADIs on the use of indemnities in divestment transactions. ...

Rod Sims marks 10th anniversary of the CCA; Full Federal Court clarifies the law on unconscionable conduct; Federal Court affirms $125m penalty against Volkswagen; and other developments
Insight 16 Apr 2021

Rod Sims marks 10th anniversary of the CCA; Full Federal Court clarifies the law on unconscionable conduct; Federal Court affirms $125m penalty against Volkswagen; and other developments ...

ACCC's 2021 product safety priorities
Insight 30 Mar 2021

The ACCC announced its Product Safety Priorities for 2021, including: Button batteries, Quad bikes, Toppling furniture and infant sleeping products, and E-commerce and the Australian Product Safety Pledge. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC restricts effectiveness of certain director resignations; new ASIC whistleblower immunity policy; and other updates
Insight 22 Mar 2021

ASIC restricts effectiveness of director resignations and introduces new whistleblower immunity policy; FIRB commences evaluation of changes to foreign investment laws; ACCC flags further reform of merger review process in 2021; lapsing of electronic signing and virtual meeting protocols ...

$24m fine for criminal cartel charge; ACCC's interim report into digital advertising services; Kogan penalised for misleading discounts; and other developments
Insight 25 Feb 2021

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS fined $24m for criminal cartel charge; ACCC's interim report into digital advertising services; Kogan penalised for misleading discounts; Facebook and Onava allegedly mislead consumers; and Lorna Jane 'virus activewear' examined in court. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: major FIRB law changes; ASIC extends relief for financial reporting and AGM requirements; and other corporate law developments
Insight 09 Feb 2021

Major foreign investment law changes; ASIC extends relief for financial reporting and AGM requirements and issues guidance on design and distribution laws; ASX issues guidance to address 'earning surprises'; ACCC releases first digital platform inquiry interim report; and WA Supreme Court hands down decision with implications for legal professional privilege in internal emails. ...

Small business restructuring reforms
Insight 22 Dec 2020

The Federal Government's insolvency reform package relating to small business provides for a debt restructuring process intended to give eligible small businesses the flexibility to restructure debts while the directors remain in control of the business, and for a new simplified liquidation process for small business. ...

Escaping IP infringement of renowned handbag
Insight 15 Dec 2020

On 6 November 2020, Australian fashion label State of Escape Pty Ltd ( State of Escape ) – renowned for its 'unique' perforated neoprene handbag – lost its two-year-long battle with Chuchka Bags Pt ...

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. ...

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