Privacy and pandemics have featured prominently over the past fortnight.
On the privacy front, Australian Public Service Agencies are to have their security strengthened, OAIC has warned videoconferencing services’ privacy standards have failed to keep pace and the Federal Government has introduced legislation to better protect privacy and is considering powers to block malicious SMS scams.
The Federal Government has also introduced legislation to reform litigation funding. However, the Federal Government’s voter ID laws have been criticised.
Locally, the Victorian Government’s legislation to respond to pandemics has been introduced, along with legislation to protect against discrimination. Moreover, the Victorian Government is to introduce measures to implement recommendations following the Royal Commissions into police informants and Crown Casino.
Finally, and somewhat indulgently, we highlight a new report released articulating the contribution lawyers make to the community!
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