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Finding focus – ACCC makes another move on disclosure of data practices
Insight 01 Nov 2019

In a trail-blazing and world-leading move, the ACCC has commenced proceedings against Google, alleging that it engaged in misleading conduct, and made false or misleading representations to consumers about how and when it collects, keeps and uses their personal information in relation to location data. It is the first case brought globally to probe Google's approach to location data collection, and is likely to increase the focus on consumer awareness of data use in digital markets. ...

Right here, right now; the CDR regime is live
Insight 02 Aug 2019

The Federal Government has finally passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Act 2019 (the CDR Act ) through Parliament. This follows the Government's first attempt to introduce draf ...

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

This is the second of a two-part series in which we consider the ACCC's findings and recommendations in the final report of the Digital Platforms Inquiry. In this article, we unpack the ACCC's ...

ASIC's proposed market integrity rules for technological and operational resilience could impose far-reaching obligations
Insight 23 Jul 2019

ASIC has released Consultation Paper 314 - Market integrity rules for technological and operational resilience ( Consultation Paper ). If introduced, these rules will require that market participan ...

Would you like financial services with your social network? Facebook consortium to launch new cryptocurrency
Insight 09 Jul 2019

In a bold new play, a consortium led by social media giant Facebook has announced plans to enter the financial services sector through the launch of a cryptocurrency called Libra. Both a currency a ...

Final APRA Guidance on Information Security (CPG 234) released – are you prepared?
Insight 27 Jun 2019

APRA has released the updated final version of its Prudential Practice Guide, which gives crucial context about how it views cybersecurity threats, and clarifies some of the steps that should be taken now relating to board oversight, information security controls and notification of information security incidents. Partner Valeska Bloch and Associate Claudia Hall report. ...

Yahoo continues to pay the price for its 2014 data breach
Insight 17 Oct 2018

Yahoo has recently come under fire from both the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ( US SEC ) and the United Kingdom Information Commissioner's Office ( UK ICO ) for delays in the ...

Data breaches in the healthcare sector: the reality, the costs and how to prevent them
Insight 17 Oct 2018

Data breaches are disproportionately common in the health sector. What's more, it is the only sector that has a higher rate of data breaches caused by internal factors such as employee carelessness ...

A global snapshot of data breach class actions
Insight 17 Oct 2018

While we are yet to see a successful data breach class action in Australia, data breach class actions have become all too real for many major companies overseas. This article takes a look at some o ...

The hack back: The legality of retaliatory hacking
Insight 17 Oct 2018

Today, the cyber battlefield is just as important as the physical one. However, in circumstances where government departments and law enforcement agencies are unable or unwilling to effectively ...

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