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Looming changes – are you ready for the Consumer Data Right?

With the Federal Government announcing its intention to introduce a Consumer Data Right (CDR) from 1 July 2019, how can you be prepared?

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Class actions in Australia’s employment law landscape: 2019 and beyond

Class actions are set to become a prominent feature of the Australian employment law landscape.

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Roadmap for blockchain standards

The media is abuzz when it comes to blockchain technology and its ability to transform the way industries do business.

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Long-awaited data breach notification laws pass parliament

Businesses operating in Australia that handle personal information will soon need to notify affected individuals and the Australian Information Commissioner of serious data breaches under a new...

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Signing documents in the digital age

As technology advances, opportunities to update business practices are offered. However, the law is often one step behind, making it difficult for companies to employ new efficient business...

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Price signalling

On 24 November 2011, the Senate passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011 which introduces new prohibitions against disclosures of pricing and other competitively sensitive...

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Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act

NSW has become the first state to enact the Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010 (the Act). The Act has replaced the sections of the civil and criminal procedure statutes that...

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Search engine optimisation and trade mark infringement under Australian law

Many businesses use search engine optimisation strategies as part of their online marketing strategy to generate online traffic. This raises...

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Watch out for 'positive' posts on your Facebook page!

In August 2012 the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) decided that posts on a company's Facebook page amount to "advertising" by the company and therefore are subject to the AANA Codes. This means...

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ICANN Update - launch of new top level domains

In our May 2011 issue of Acumen, we published an article about the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program to be launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers...

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ACCC v Allergy Pathway - extra caution needed for companies using social media networks

A recent decision of the Federal Court provides a warning for companies that use social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter to promote their businesses. In ACCC v Allergy Pathway...

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ICANN to launch land grab in cyberspace

Are you aware of the new generic Top Level Domains launch by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)? It has been claimed that this launch will revolutionise and change the...

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Legal professional privilege: the risks with intra-corporate group legal advice

A recent Federal Court judgment in the long running Lehman Bros cdo battle royale, Wingecarribee Shire Council & Ors v Lehman Bros Aus Limited (in liq) 1, looked at, in part, the risks that arise...

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The Corporate Adviser - October 2010

Following the conclusion of the 2010 reporting season for many, and as the practical implications from the amendments to termination benefits laws, ASX Listing Rules and Corporate Governance...

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