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ACCC contemplates broader powers; new guidance on the IP exemption repeal; and the final word on foreign currency conversion services
Insight 09 Sep 2019

Enforcing the issue: Rod Sims contemplates broader powers ACCC Chairman Rod Sims covered a range of topics in his recent speech to the annual Law Council of Australia Competition Law Workshop, ...

Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report calls for sweeping reforms; first ACCC merger authorisation; and the latest on ACCC concerns about the wine industry
Insight 07 Aug 2019

First ACCC Merger Authorisation ASX-listed AP Eagers Limited ( AP Eagers ) has secured the first merger authorisation from the ACCC under the new laws in relation to its proposed acquisition of ...

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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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