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Fake Indigenous art leads to $2.3 million penalty; ACCC allegations of misleading claims are dismissed against Kimberly-Clark's 'flushable' wipes; and Woolworths' Select eco range passes the 'biodegradable' muster.
Insight 10 Jul 2019

Fake Indigenous art leads to $2.3 million penalty The Federal Court has imposed a $2.3 million penalty on Birubi Art Pty Ltd for engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct about products it sold, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. ...

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 off-the-shelf solution initially being ...

Final APRA Guidance on Information Security 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. ...

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 ...

CDR: Whats next?
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The release of the exposure draft of the CDR legislation marks the start of a tight turnaround in order for the legislation to be passed in March 2019, particularly as the details and associated instruments have yet to be released. The CDR ...

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 ...

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