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The CDR is coming to the energy sector – have your say now
Insight 26 May 2020

The Australian Government has commenced consultation on the Consumer Data Right (Energy Sector) Designation 2020, which will apply the CDR to the energy sector. Entities should consider the impact of the CDR on their business, including whether they would like to apply to be an Accredited Data Recipient to obtain access to such energy data. ...

Responding to COVID-19: your questions answered
Insight 18 May 2020

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt Australia's economy, we address your challenges. Under the spotlight now is: enhanced protections for the COVIDSafe app but some key issues remain unresolved; steps to prepare for the rollback of ...

Carrots and sticks: enforcement of the Consumer Data Right
Insight 15 May 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) have published a joint Compliance and Enforcement Policy (the Policy) for the Consumer Data Right (CDR). ...

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. ...

The COVIDSafe Bill – good progress, but there's more to do
Insight 06 May 2020

Partner Managing Associate Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Gavin Smith Phil O'Sullivan Claudia Hall The COVIDSafe app has been marketed as offering privacy 'protected by law'. On Sunday, the Federal ...

COVIDSafe – what we now know
Insight 27 Apr 2020

On Sunday, the Australian Government launched its voluntary digital contact tracing app 'COVIDSafe', along with the app's Privacy Policy, an independent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and the Department of Health's response to that PIA. The Chief Medical Officer has predicted that the application will have been downloaded more than 2 million times by the end of Monday. ...

Trace but don't track – Australia's approach to digital contact tracing
Insight 21 Apr 2020

Partner Managing Associate Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Gavin Smith Phil O'Sullivan Claudia Hall The Federal Government has flagged that Australia's baseline 'social distancing' restrictions may be ...

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

Partner Managing Associate Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Managing Associate Managing Associate Gavin Smith Phil O'Sullivan Claudia Hall Data analysis, and the technology that facilitates it, is currently playing a ...

Connected infrastructure
Insight 30 Jan 2020

Both the Sydney population and the population of Melbourne are expected to reach the size of New York City by 2050, raising questions about how our cities of the future will function. ...

The intersection of data and ethics in AI
Insight 09 Dec 2019

We are currently at a fascinating time in Australia, where the data space has seen an enormous amount of new regulation over the last few years and faces significant potential regulation on the horizon. The likely impact of these changes on the way in which we deal with data and, in turn, the way in which we might deal with ethics raises a number of compelling (and complicated) questions - particularly as they relate to AI. Technology, Media & Telecommunications Partner Michael Park sat down with Dr Maria Rosario Todao, Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford University, to discuss the intersection of these themes and the emerging trends around the world. ...

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