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Meta decision: a 2-billion-dollar lesson in privacy laws

Transferring data (especially personal information) between group companies is vital for allowing businesses to identify and target existing customers and potential new markets. However, as the record fine recently levied on Meta Platforms (parent company of Facebook) shows, safely navigating the regulatory landscape can require caution and diligence.

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Pathways to registering a foreign judgment in Australia

To enforce a foreign judgment in Australia, it must first be registered in an appropriate Australian Court. There are several pathways to have a foreign judgment successfully registered in Australia. Unsurprisingly, some pathways are more straightforward than others. It all depends on what type of judgment it is and where it was made.

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Should small businesses be exempt from privacy laws?

In the Attorney-General’s recent report on proposed amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Small Business Exemption has come under scrutiny. Is it now time for Australia to extend privacy regulation to all businesses?

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Slicing up the Big Pineapple judgment - getting to the core of statutory demands

Queensland tourism icon “The Big Pineapple” recently tasted sweet success in the Queensland Supreme Court with judgment setting aside a creditor’s statutory demand issued against it as part of an ongoing multi-million dollar dispute amongst investors.

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Check your carbon credits – ESG green shoots or greenwashing?

Investors, employees, customers and consumers are requiring greater environmental sustainability from companies they interact with. Unsurprisingly companies are responding to the demand to be more environmentally responsible, one way or another. One of the important commercial responses is through the generation and trading of carbon credits.

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Rights and wrongs: rights protection programs at major events

The golden decade of hosting major events in Australia commenced in 2022. Between 2022 and 2032, Australia will host major sporting events of Major Championship, World Cup or World Championship status in sports ranging from cricket, football and rugby union, to road cycling and cross country running.

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Why is Australia shy about getting litigation data from overseas?

If a litigant needs documents from the other party to prove its case, an Australian court will issue a properly bounded subpoena for the documents to be produced to the court or an order that the documents be “discovered” by the litigant.

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Modern slavery and the supply chain – from reporting on risks to destroying affected products

Companies in Australia with over A$100m in annual revenue are obliged by law to report on the risk of forced labour in their international supply chains.

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Greater protection needed in Australian privacy laws

The Attorney General has published his long awaited review of the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

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Bots v Lawyers – how AI is going to change the business of law

The latest development in AI (or “deep-learning”) models is ChatGPT, a chatbot whose responses to natural language prompts are so detailed and articulate that anyone who’s used it is probably wondering whether their job is now at risk.

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