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Critical vulnerability: vulnerability in widely used open source software is discovered

Australia - December 24 2021 A critical security vulnerability has been discovered in Apache Log4j, an open-source logging library used by many popular Java applications to…

Cameron Abbott, Max Evans, Ella Krygier

Privacy pandemic: Australians losing trust in institutions’ use of their data

Australia - December 1 2021 In the age of QR code check-ins and vaccination certificates, as Australia edges towards a post-pandemic (or mid-pandemic, it increasingly seems)…

Cameron Abbott, Max Evans, James Gray

Mask off: Social media giants to unmask trolls or risk themselves becoming liable for defamation payouts

Australia - December 1 2021 In a significant development in online regulatory oversight, the Australian government announced over the weekend that it will introduce new laws…

Cameron Abbott, Warwick Andersen, Max Evans, James Gray

Facial recognition reversion - Facebook to shut down facial recognition system, Australian regulator cracks down

Australia - November 8 2021 Facebook (now referred to as Meta) has announced that it will shut down its decade-old Face Recognition system as part of a company-wide move to…

Cameron Abbott, Max Evans, James Gray

Long awaited increase to privacy breach penalties - a step closer to reality

Australia - October 26 2021 On October 25 the Australian Attorney-General’s Department released a draft bill amending the Privacy Act 1988 (the Draft Bill), inviting industry…

Cameron Abbott, Max Evans, Ella Richards