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Privacy Act Amendment Bill
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • 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


Mobile app developers: OAIC releases privacy better practice guide
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • November 18 2013

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has developed and released a mobile privacy "better practice guide" for mobile device


Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, Global, USA
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam


Government issues first response to privacy law changes
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • 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


Australian privacy commissioner releases findings on alleged privacy breaches
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • May 24 2011

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has released his findings following an investigation into media reports claiming billing and call records of up to four million customers of a telecommunications operator were available on a publically accessible website


Australian Government's new IP principles favour ICT suppliers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • 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


Australian government proposes bill to manage computer waste management
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • June 1 2011

The Australian Government has introduced into Federal Parliament the landmark Product Stewardship Bill, which will help manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of products including televisions and computers


Court finds company, directors misled foreign IT job seekers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 1 2010

The Australian Federal Court has declared that Zanok Technologies Pty Ltd (Zanok) had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct by making false representations to foreign IT job seekers on a number of websites offering various IT job positions, including MyCareer, Seek and Gumtree


Reviewed privacy guidelines for Australian broadcasters
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • November 10 2011

Consent for children and other vulnerable people is clarified in the privacy guidelines for broadcasters released for comment by the Australian Communications and Media Authority


Australian regulator obtains first do not call register court penalty against telemarketer
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 14 2011

The Australian Federal Court has found that FHT Travel Pty Limited (FHT Travel) and its sole director breached the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 by making, or causing to be made, more than 12,000 marketing calls to people who had placed their telephone numbers on the Australian Do Not Call Register