Reviewing the Privacy Act – important implications for Australian business

The Australian Government has announced it is reviewing the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), to “ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect their data and best serve the Australian economy.” The review is long-awaited and forms part of the government’s response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report....

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Electronic signatures in Australia – don’t get left behind

. Electronic signatures have been rapidly replacing manual processes in recent years, with their use becoming even more widespread following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The massive global shift to remote working in 2020 has demanded that workers overcome practical challenges of not working side-by-side in an office space, and that includes document signing. Many organisations have...

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Mental health awareness in the workplace – everyone’s a winner

Protecting and improving the mental health and wellbeing of your employees isn’t only in their best interests. A healthy team means a healthy business. If you’re an employee, you have a right to a safe workplace but you also have a responsibility to take care of yourself and “cooperate with your employer in matters of health and safety” while you are at work. In this article, we take a look at...

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Anti-spam laws in Australia – what your business needs to know

There is no doubt that direct marketing is one of the most valuable marketing and communication tools available for your business. Why? Direct marketing gives you total control over the messaging and images contained within. It also enables you to communicate directly with your prospects or customer segments 1:1. It’s immediate. It’s powerful. It’s personal. However, it’s exactly because of this...

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What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and are they worth it?

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is essentially a confidentiality agreement; a legal document to protect confidential and commercially sensitive information being shared between two or more parties.  As a business owner or manager, many of your important commercial relationships, whether they’re with creditors, suppliers, investors, or customers, could be affected by the sharing of important...

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Anticompetitive Agreements – the basics for Australian businesses

If you are in the business of manufacturing, producing or the distribution of goods and services then competition law applies to you. So, what is competition law? Competition law fundamentally promotes and seeks to maintain competition within the marketplace by preventing anti-competitive behaviour by organisations. Competition law provisions are found in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer...

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NewLaw is About… Being Client-Centric

There isn’t a single industry that isn’t working towards developing better engagement and relationships with its customers or clients. A quick look at Google Trends for ‘customer centricity’ search terms shows us that while Australia has been steadily searching for information on this topic for many years, we are still behind many other countries that have been far more...

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Everything you need to know about the COVIDSafe mobile app

The Australian Government recently launched the COVIDSafe app as part of its measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Intended to assist health authorities with ‘contact tracing’ – identifying the spread of an infection by person with a view to quickly containing it by identifying who they have been in contact with while contagious. Despite not being mandatory, The app has already been...

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Proactive vs. Reactive Legal

Help! I need a lawyer. Proactive vs. Reactive legal Surprisingly, many businesses still resist taking proactive legal measures. Most companies implement a range of preventative measures in other areas to reduce their exposure to various business risks. Why should legal matters be any different? Reacting ‘after the fact’ to legal issues can end up being time consuming and costly, and cause...

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COVID-19: OAIC publishes privacy guidance for the pandemic

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has now published some guidance to assist organisations manage compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is particularly relevant for private sector health service providers.   The OAIC and state and territory privacy regulators have created a National COVID-19 Privacy Team to respond...

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