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7 Oct 2020
Australian Privacy Regulator Takes Facebook to Court
Facebook is being sued by the Australian Information Commissioner for a breach of the Privacy Act (1998) (Cth) (Privacy Act).
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30 Sep 2020
The Harman Undertaking and Publicly Available Pleadings
In Jones v Treasury Wines Estates Limited: In the Matter of Treasury Wine Estates Limited (No 4) [2020] FCA 1131, the High Court of Australia ruled that the Harman undertaking did not apply to publicly available pleadings containing information taken from discovered documents (being information ordi ...
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28 Sep 2020
Insurer’s rights to oppose disclosure of insurance policies in class action proceedings
In the substantive class action proceedings, the applicant, Evans, sought payment in the sum of approximately $47.6 million plus interest from the respondent, Davantage, and its holding company. Davantage, however, was in a less than ideal financial position to meet any judgment, with net assets of ...
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25 Sep 2020
Text Posts, Tweets and Shares - Can Sub Judice Contempt Keep Up with Social Media?
Never has it been easier to share and comment on news articles on social media – anyone can post about a newsworthy event and express their opinion for public engagement.
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23 Sep 2020
Class Actions and Examinations
In ACN 004 410 833 Ltd (formerly Arrium Limited) (in liq) v Michael Thomas Walton [2020] NSWCA 157, the NSW Court of Appeal clarified the scope of examination and production orders for investigative purposes in a potential shareholder class actions.
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23 Sep 2020
Adverse Possession: The Legalised Stealing of Land is in the Public Interest
The English law has long recognised the unauthorised taking of someone else’s land by adverse possession.
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18 Sep 2020
The UK Business Interruption Insurance Test Case
On 15 September 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) High Court handed down its decision in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case
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18 Sep 2020
The Cyber Threat: Is Australia ready?
Earlier this year, more than 180,000 New South Wales residents were caught up in a major cyber security breach after a state government department was compromised.
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16 Sep 2020
Director identification numbers
On 22 June 2020, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2020 received royal assent introducing a requirement that all Australian directors obtain and hold a unique Director Identification Number (DIN), issued and administered by the Australian Securities and In ...
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15 Sep 2020
Cyber Failures in the Spotlight
Failing to have appropriate risk compliance systems to guard against potential cybersecurity breaches may amount to a contravention of an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) holder’s obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
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