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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 1 of Allens' two-part series
Insight 31 Jul 2019

The Federal Government has released the ACCC's Final Report from its Digital Platforms Inquiry, with significant and wide-ranging implications across competition, consumer protection, copyright and ...

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 ...

Trend Watch: beta testing – a new software procurement strategy?
Insight 03 Jul 2019

Software company Palantir Technologies was recently announced as the US Army's choice to deploy a complex combat intelligence system valued at US$800 million. This followed Palantir's commercial ...

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. ...

ACCC releases draft Consumer Data Right Rules for consultation
Insight 15 Apr 2019

In preparation for the implementation of the first phase of the Consumer Data Right ( CDR ) on 1 July 2019, the ACCC has released draft CDR Rules for consultation. The draft rules detail how the CD ...

Government proposes major changes to privacy law
Insight 09 Apr 2019

The Federal Government has proposed radically increased financial penalties and new powers for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, in the wake of increased scrutiny of social med ...

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