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The GDPR and Australian Businesses

There has been a lot of interest and concern in Australia about the applicability and impact of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. As you delete that final email asking you (again) for your consent, and read the first reports of billion dollar European...
‘Sugar-coating’ health claims in advertising
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is sending a warning to food companies to make honest and truthful claims on food packaging in its Federal Court case against H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd (Heinz). Background In June 2016, the ACCC commenced proceedings against Heinz, alleging that it made false and misleading representations and engaged...
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Data breach! Update to Australian privacy law
In our increasingly online economy, data breaches are an unfortunate reality for all businesses, and a threat to consumer privacy and safety. A data breach is essentially any intentional or unintentional release of secure or private or confidential information to an untrusted environment. Now, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (‘the Amendment) will...
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CommsCon 2014
Firm principal Stephen von Muenster recently attended Mumbrella’s CommsCon on 20 March 2014. He presented a question and answer session on ‘Managing Risk: How to keep your brand on the right side of the law.’ During this session, Stephen was asked questions relating to a number of legal areas. Below are some key take outs...
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Stephen von Muenster to present at Communicatons Council Social Media Legal Breakfast in Perth
The firm Principal, Stephen von Muenster, will present at the Communications Council Social Media Legal Breakfast to be held on Friday 17 February 2012 in Perth. During the two hour presentation Stephen will discuss the issues that marketers and agencies face in social media communications. Using recent market examples, he will cover the legal issues...
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