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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 media platforms and a growing consensus that ...

Trend Watch: What the top ten 2018 cybersecurity trends mean for your business
Insight 16 Jan 2019

Last year was a big year for cybersecurity. Organisations were forced to grapple with an increasingly complex regulatory environment as governments across the globe continued to navigate how to bes ...

Controversial encryption legislation passed
Insight 10 Dec 2018

The Government's highly controversial encryption legislation was hastily passed through Parliament last week, making it the first legislation of its kind globally. Partner Valeska Bloch and Paralegal Sophie Peach report. Background The ...

New APRA prudential standard raises bar for information security obligations and incident notification requirements
Insight 15 Nov 2018

As companies and regulators across the world grapple with ever-increasing cyber security threats, Australia's financial services regulator, APRA, has released the final form of a new prudential standard. It will require APRA-regulated ...

Competition news
Insight 05 Sep 2018

ACCC to monitor electricity prices The ACCC has been directed by the Federal Government to monitor and report on prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Energy Market. The ACCC will be able to use its ...

Video: UN's Big Data-Open Data consultation process: Insights from Professor Joseph Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Insight 27 Aug 2018

We recently had the privilege of catching up with Professor Joseph Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, to discuss the UN's Big Data–Open Data consultation process. Watch the video for his insights on the rapidly ...

Video: Inclusion & Diversity: Interview with Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP
Insight 15 Aug 2018

Allens knows diversity makes businesses more innovative. We talked to Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer at BHP, about the role that inclusion and diversity play in innovation and transformation, leading to greater productivity and ...

Breaking - Australian Government releases draft decryption legislation
Insight 15 Aug 2018

The Australian Government has released draft legislation to provide national security and law enforcement agencies with means to access encrypted communications and devices. The draft legislation aims to respond to the increasingly ...

Vietnam issues a stringent new cybersecurity law
Insight 22 Jun 2018

A new law in Vietnam enabling state control of cyber data will have wide-ranging implications for business costs and compliance. The powers it gives to the Government are extensive, and its coverage is unprecedented. Partner Linh Bui and ...

Federal Government's bold vision for data availability and use
Insight 04 May 2018

The Federal Government's response to the Productivity Commission's report on data availability and use, released this week, outlines a bold vision but has a surprising lack of detail, suggesting ...

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