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Australian privacy regulator finalises investigation into mailing list error

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 25 2011

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the findings of its investigation into a mailing list error by Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra, which resulted in approximately 60,300 Telstra customers' personal information being sent to other customers

Privacy Act Amendment Bill

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • November 30 2012

The long awaited privacy enhancing protection bill, the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 (the Bill), was passed by Federal Parliament on 29 November 2012

Recent developments for the first quarter 2013

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 27 2013

The North American Global Equity Services ("GES") practice group is pleased to provide the current edition of our Clients and Friends Newsletter

Government issues first response to privacy law changes

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • January 4 2010

The Australian Government has issued its first stage response to the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) final report on changes to improve Australia's privacy framework

ACMA considers privacy implications of material sourced from Facebook

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • January 25 2012

On 19 December 2011, the ACMA conducted an investigation into the use of Facebook content by a major free-to-air television provider during a local news broadcast

Australian privacy breach notification

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • October 19 2012

On 17 October 2012, the Attorney-General's Department launched a discussion paper entitled, "Australian Privacy Breach Notification"

Senate launches inquiry into online privacy

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • August 3 2010

The Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee will inquire and report on the adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online, having special regard to privacy protections and data collection on social networking sites, data collection activities of private companies and data collection activities of government agencies

Online retailer offers remedies for misleading statements

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • May 5 2010

An Australian online retailer of computer equipment, Mwave, has amended its website and warranty terms based on concerns raised by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) regarding false and misleading statements on its website regarding consumer's rights

A privacy cause of action?

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • January 25 2012

On 18 November 2011, submissions closed on the Federal Government's issues paper: A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy

Australian Government's new IP principles favour ICT suppliers

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • December 7 2010

In response to recommendations of the 2008 Gershon Review, the Australian Government has revised its policy on the ownership of intellectual property (IP) in software supplied by contractors