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12 Months of Enforcement – The Trials and Tribulations of the GDPR

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. We have now seen 12 months since the commencement of the …

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What will the new Morrison government mean for privacy?

Earlier this year, the then Communications Minister Mitch Fifield unveiled plans to amend and update the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act). The focus of the …

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Through to the keeper: Do you know your sporting organisation’s privacy obligations?

Despite being 30 years old, organisations can still be confused about their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). Whether the Privacy Act even applies …

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Safer Internet Day 2019

Griffin Legal is a proud supporter of Safe Internet Day. From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of …

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Health Sector Data Breach Review– Leading the Pack in Data Breach Reports

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has been producing quarterly statistics of data breach reports since the Mandatory Data Breach Reporting regime came …

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Government Agencies – Privacy Update

APP CODE FOR COMMONWEALTH AGENCIES On 1 July 2018, the Privacy (Australian Government Agencies – Governance) APP Code 2017 (the Code) commenced. The Code is …

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I spy, with my little eye… an employer who requires a workplace surveillance policy

It is becoming increasingly common for employers to monitor their employees whilst in the workplace, and when using employer devices. Although Australia does not currently …

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Investigation launched into Facebook, as Information Commissioner releases first Report on Notifiable Data Breaches

We spent months speaking about it and now the report is in. On Wednesday, 11 April 2018, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) …

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Start the countdown clock…

TICK, TOCK….  On Thursday, 22 February 2018 the law will change, so that businesses and organisations bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will be …

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New Year’s Resolutions for your organisation and the law ahead for 2018

Welcome to 2018! It is set to be another interesting year ahead, as the Australian Open kicks off this week, we head towards the 2018 …

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Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill Passed

It is the Bill that has done the rounds of Parliament and been the subject of much anticipation and commentary. Privacy nerds everywhere (read: Griffin …

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: MANDATORY DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION BILL PASSED

It is the Bill that has done the rounds of Parliament and been the subject of much anticipation and commentary. Privacy nerds everywhere (read: Griffin …

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Is it a bird, is it a plane – no it’s a drone! The privacy implications of the increased use of drones

It is now easier to legally operate drones in Australia – not all drones but smaller and lighter commercially operated drones. Drones are unmanned aerial …

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How far is too far? Protecting the Privacy of Australians during the 2016 Census

With the census just around the corner many privacy advocates are questioning the motives of the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS), in not only collecting …

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The Future of Privacy after Dallas Buyer Club

Thought you can use the internet anonymously? A recent Australian case has shown that the right to privacy does not necessarily prevent someone finding out …

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