Legislation Updates

Every year an untold number of organisations are affected by data breaches. These can be accidental or inadvertent (eg leaving an external hard drive of sensitive information on the train), but are more frequently malicious attempts by external parties to obtain sensitive information (eg hacking). From 22 February 2018, organisations affected by an “eligible data […]

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With emojis now an inseparable part of modern communication, it was inevitable that they would be used by a person in the course of contractual negotiations. As recently found by an Israeli court, the use of certain emojis could, in context, evidence intention to enter into contractual relations, as a consequence of which a prospective […]

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The Productivity Commission released a draft report on intellectual property arrangements on 29 April 2016. This report, which spans 600 pages in total, considers the current state of intellectual property creation, use, and protection in Australia, and proposes drastic and wide ranging changes to current intellectual property laws.

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