Data breach notification to be mandatory for Commonwealth privacy laws24 February 2017
Crown Law usually recommends that agencies take into account a range of factors when considering whether to notify an individual that their personal information may have been affected by a security breach.
State to appeal Roane-Spray judgment22 February 2017
The Brisbane District Court recently dismissed the defence raised by the State under s 27 of the Civil Liability Act 2003 which affords protection to prescribed entities performing duties to enhance public safety.
Federal Court confirms personal information requirement15 February 2017
The Full Federal Court recently had the opportunity to give detailed consideration to the interpretation of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 for the very first time in 30 years.
High Court dismisses special leave applications by four plaintiffs22 December 2016
On 15 December 2016, the High Court dismissed applications for special leave brought by the four plaintiffs, Ms Palmer, Ms Hayes, Ms Harris and Ms Greenhalgh. The High Court’s decision reaffirmed the decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal on 29 July 2016.
Reminder: Extension to Unfair Contracts Scheme to commence 13 November 201621 October 2016
You may be aware that the Australian Consumer Law renders unfair terms in standard form consumer contracts void.