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

The Australian Government has flagged that Australia's baseline 'social distancing' restrictions may be eased more quickly if, among other things, at least 40% of Australians download and use a new voluntary digital contact tracing app, 'COVID Trace'. The announcement has sparked significant debate ...

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. ...

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. ...

Healthcare trend watch 2019
Insight 09 Dec 2019

The healthcare team at Allens reports on some key trends and sectors to look out for in 2020. ...

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. ...

Dealing with data: your M&A playbook
Insight 27 Nov 2019

There is more M&A activity in data across all sectors, and data opportunities and risks are impacting headline price, post-completion deal value and risk-allocation profile of investments and M&A transactions. For both buyers and sellers, this playbook helps in-house counsel and dealmakers navigate the data issues that arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, demergers and investments to maximise the value in these transactions. ...

Dealing with data: emerging trends in M&A transactions
Insight 27 Nov 2019

Data remains one of the most undervalued assets, with most companies still failing to even include it as an asset on their balance sheet. Buyers and sellers who can recognise data assets and properly demonstrate how value can be extracted from them will be best placed for future M&A transactions. ...

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 Consumer Data Right Act (CDR Act) has been passed. Legal, risk & compliance and IT teams should be across the changes, especially those in the finance, banking, energy and telco industries. ...

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. ...

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