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Regulating crypto: Government releases consultation paper on proposed licensing and custody requirements
Insight 25 Mar 2022

The Federal Government is seeking feedback on a proposed new licensing regime for crypto asset secondary service providers (CASSPrs) and new requirements regulating custody of crypto assets. The new regime would potentially sit alongside the existing AFS licensing regime, with possible overlap and inconsistency in treatment of service providers. The Government is also seeking early views on how crypto assets should be defined and categorised as part of a 'crypto mapping' exercise. The consultation period runs until 27 May 2022. ...

Federal Court clears path for the OAIC to pursue its privacy proceedings against Facebook
Insight 24 Feb 2022

A full bench of the Federal Court has confirmed an earlier ruling that there was a prima facie case Facebook Inc (now Meta Platforms Inc) 'carries on a business' and collects personal information in Australia. With this decision, the Australian Information Commissioner can now proceed with the landmark case against Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland Ltd in relation to a number of alleged breaches of the Australian Privacy Principles. ...

What the top five cybersecurity trends mean for your business in 2022
Insight 09 Feb 2022

Cybercrime continued to dominate headlines throughout 2021, with the global cost of cybercrime predicted to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025 . As governments continue to navigate how to best deter cyber criminals, organisations must remain vigilant in the face of increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks – arising from within and outside their organisation. We look at the top five cybersecurity trends that defined 2021 and what they mean for Australian businesses in 2022 ...

Privacy Act reforms: a new Online Privacy Code
Insight 08 Nov 2021

In late October, the Attorney-General's Department released a long-awaited Exposure Draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill (Online Privacy Bill) to amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). ...

Australian Senate report proposes new corporate entity in model to regulate the crypto economy
Insight 29 Oct 2021

The Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre has released a report (the Report) which makes 12 recommendations largely focused on the 'digital asset/crypto' economy. ...

Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...

Mandatory vaccination directions issued for Victorian workers
Insight 08 Oct 2021

The Victorian government has implemented a broad-reaching mandatory vaccination requirement for workers as part of its plan to limit the spread of COVID-19. Under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (Directions), a significant number of Victorian workers must be vaccinated in order to work away from home from 22 October 2021. ...

Further security of critical infrastructure developments announced
Insight 08 Oct 2021

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) has recommended that businesses responsible for Australia's critical infrastructure be subjected to expanded governance assistance measures as a matter of urgency. If adopted, the recommendations would see the proposed Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 (Draft Bill) separated into two bills. ...

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: what do employers need to consider?
Insight 20 Sep 2021

In this Insight, our cross-practice experts cover the employment, safety, privacy, regulatory, insurance and liability considerations that confront employers navigating these complex and rapidly changing public health settings. ...

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. ...

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