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The Online Privacy Bill and Privacy Discussion Paper
On 25 October 2021, the federal Attorney-General’s department released an exposure draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill 2021 (the Online Privacy Bill), seeking submissions by
Continue Reading Australian privacy overhaul on the horizon with the release of online privacy draft legislation and reform discussion paper

Andrew Cooke is the General Counsel at Fnatic, the leading team in esports and a pioneer in the pro gaming space. He is joined by Will Deller, a senior associate in Bird & Bird’s Commercial Sport group, to discuss all
Continue Reading Podcast: esports, the metaverse and more – a conversation with Andrew Cooke, General Counsel at Fnatic (Part 1)

The finding is significant because it means that the threshold for potential defamation liability is met by the hosts of social media pages in relation to third party comments on those pages even if they have not seen those comments. 
Continue Reading Case Update: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd; Nationwide News Pty Limited; Australian News Channel Pty Ltd v Voller [2021] HCA 27

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has labelled ransomware the ‘highest cyber threat’ facing Australian businesses. A 2020 Crowdstrike Report has found that over two-thirds (67%) of Australian organisations have suffered a ransomware attack in the last 12 months. The global
Continue Reading Ransom-where is your money going? Introduction of the Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 (Cth)

On 9 April 2021, the Federal Court of Australia stayed proceedings brought by Epic Games (Epic) against Apple for various breaches of the CCA on the basis of a clause in the underlying agreement between the parties requiring that all
Continue Reading Case Update: Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc: choice of forum clauses and public policy grounds – Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc [2021] FCAFC 122

Focusing specifically on new and existing trends in using social media for IP infringement activities and good practices to address them, the discussion paper supplements EUIPO’s earlier report on monitoring and analysing social media in relation to IP infringement, and
Continue Reading Tackling IP Infringements in Social Media: EUIPO releases its Social Media Discussion Paper