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Focus on privacy reforms
Focus on privacy reforms

 Anna Johnston 01 Mar 2018

Practitioners should be aware of three significant legal reforms in privacy law commencing in 2018 which will impact on legal practices and clients...

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Notifiable data breaches: It’s complicated
Notifiable data breaches: It’s complicated

 Fabian Horton 01 Mar 2018

More tech knowledge is needed if lawyers are to comply with the new privacy amendment...

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Sex offender public register won’t protect our children
Sex offender public register won’t protect our children

 Dr Karen Gelb 14 Feb 2018

For his latest bid in the law-and-order auction that is the 2018 Victorian state election, Opposition leader Matthew Guy has promised a Serious Sex Offender Public Register...

 

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Sex offender photo register counter-productive and unnecessary
Sex offender photo register counter-productive and unnecessary

 Karin Derkley 13 Feb 2018

Critics say Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy's proposal for a photo register of sex offenders is misguided, will undermine the value of the sex offenders register and encourage vigilantism...

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Notifiable Data Breaches
Notifiable Data Breaches

 Adam Wakeling 01 Sep 2017

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 makes it mandatory to report eligible data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and affected individuals. It takes effect on 22 February 2018 unless proclaimed sooner...

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Navigating social media
Navigating social media

 Elisa Hesling 01 Jul 2017

Why do you need to know about privacy when you’re a non-privacy lawyer? Your legal radar may not be attuned to privacy. Victorian and commonwealth government clients naturally require privacy...

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Anonymity and the right to know
Anonymity and the right to know

 Louise Johnson 01 Dec 2016

Under new donor conception laws making contact will be easier for donor-conceived people and donors. Since the implementation of Victoria’s first donor conception laws in 1988, there have been...

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Inquiry into Data Availability and Use
Inquiry into Data Availability and Use

 Steven Sapountsis 12 Aug 2016

The LIV has made a submission on the Productivity Commission’s Data Availability and Use Issues Paper. It has commented on various issues of general application, including...

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Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

 Leanne O'Donnell 19 Jan 2016

There are 31 serious, unanswered questions about the mandatory...

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