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Fishing, footage and Facebook: why employers can't ignore privacy issues
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 1 2016

Most organisations are well aware of their privacy obligations to their customers, but many assume that they don't have to worry about privacy when


Spam claim canned!
  • Broadley Rees Hogan
  • Australia
  • November 29 2016

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) do not give rise to personal actions for damages flowing from a contravention of the provisions


NSW Court of Appeal confirms “undemanding” test for confidential information
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • November 28 2016

In the recent (22 November 2016) decision of Link 2 Pty Ltd v Ezystay Systems Pty Ltd 2016 NSWCA 317, the NSW Court of Appeal had cause to re-visit


General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


When the content of procedural fairness can be reduced to ‘nothingness’
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

The Court of Appeal has found that a failure to disclose the “substance” or “gist” of confidential information relied upon when making an exclusion


Health Alert (Australia) 14 November 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • November 14 2016

Mr Cooper commenced proceedings against the hospital alleging that it failed to properly treat a right ankle injury that he had sustained while


How do the Information Privacy Principles Apply During a Social Media Misconduct Investigation?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 14 2016

In Jurecek, the Supreme Court of Victoria confirmed that the IPPS operating under Victorian privacy legislation may apply to information on an


Superannuation Alert 11.11.16
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • November 11 2016

On 3 November 2016, the Productivity Commission released for public comment its draft report regarding its public inquiry into data availability and


Facebook and employee privacy - how far can an employer delve into an employee's social media posts?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 10 2016

Last week, in Jurecek v Director, Transport Safety Victoria 2016 VSC 285, the Victorian Supreme Court considered difficult issues when dealing with


Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Law Update - Volume 8 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 4 2016

Key developments during September 2016 in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) are summarised as follows. Queensland Supreme