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    ACCC Enforcement Priorities for 2017

    01 March 2017

    You may be aware that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission publishes a Compliance and Enforcement policy each year that identifies the ACCC’s enforcement priorities for the year.

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    Data breach notification to be mandatory for Commonwealth privacy laws

    24 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.

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    State to appeal Roane-Spray judgment

    22 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 requirement

    15 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.

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    High Court dismisses special leave applications by four plaintiffs

    22 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.