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Exposing breaches of privacy – mandatory notification of data breach scheme approaching for NSW

For over two years, the NSW Government has considered whether a mandatory reporting scheme for data breaches should be adopted under the State’s privacy framework.

What happens when data is breached?

In February 2017, Federal Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, and a year later – in February 2018 – the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) came into effect. 
  • 8 Oct 2018


Procuring Accessible IT Solutions

Accessibility is an essential consideration for IT solutions, regardless of whether they are internal or public facing.

That doesn’t look like Cabinet information to me

Arguing that a document is Cabinet information is not enough to have the document prohibited from disclosure, under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

New Data Sharing and Release Bill Issues Paper is currently open for Consultation

The Australian Government has released an issues paper outlining key principles that will guide the creation of proposed new legislation around the sharing and use of government data.

Update on the 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Foreign Investment Review Board

On 8 May 2018, the Foreign Investment Review Board presented their 2016-2017 annual report to the Treasurer.

New ‘ipso facto’ amendments provide a stay on the enforcement of insolvency termination clauses in certain circumstances

Ipso Facto Clause changes will come into effect for all contracts entered into after 1 July 2018.

Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On 26 October 2017 the Federal Social Services Minister introduced two bills facilitating a Commonwealth redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

I am a administrative decision maker – get me out of here!

The kinds of injustices that may occur in the context of the work of an administrative decision-maker are numerous. Most of them are unforeseen. And some administrative decisions have not yet happened. In recent time, it appears (aggrieved) parties are getting on the front foot prematurely bringing merits reviews applications against an administrator in anticipation of there being a decision made which may have a legal consequence to them in the future. How do you avoid being subject of a merits review?

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