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Google has denied an Australian watchdog’s “artificial and incorrect” allegations that it misled consumers about its collection and use of location data.
18 December 2019
Australia’s government plans to introduce stricter privacy legislation by 2021 – supporting a regulator’s recommendation for higher penalties, broader definitions of personal data and strengthened consent requirements.
17 December 2019
The head of Australia’s antitrust watchdog has expressed doubts about data-related promises Google has made during its acquisition of Fitbit – as well as Facebook statements about its use of personal data in the rollout of its Calibra cryptocurrency wallet.
19 November 2019
A former privacy partner in Baker McKenzie’s Sydney office has started his own firm.
06 November 2019
Australia’s competition and consumer protection watchdog claims Google misled Android users about its collection and use of location data – exposing the company to potentially harsher financial penalties than under the country’s privacy regime.
30 October 2019
Top government officials from the US, UK, and Australia have urged Facebook to end its plans to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services – unless the company includes a means by which law enforcers can break that encryption.
07 October 2019
Australia’s Department of Health has launched a public consultation on a new bill that would expand existing data matching and sharing agreements to help detect fraudulent or incorrect healthcare claims.
24 September 2019
Facebook has attacked many of the conclusions in the Australian competition regulator’s report on digital platforms, calling some aspects of the report “inaccurate” and accusing the watchdog of conflating the Facebook and Google business models.
16 September 2019
Ashurst has hired digital economy specialist Andrew Craig as a Melbourne corporate partner.
16 September 2019
Australia’s highest court has thrown out Glencore’s attempt to block the country’s tax authority from analysing Paradise Papers documents.
15 August 2019
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