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A shield not a sword: High Court sides with ATO in Paradise Papers privilege squabble
HC confirms that where otherwise privileged documents are sufficiently public, regulators may use them in their investigations.
Australia
20 Aug 2019
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Innocent dissemination and secondary publisher defences no longer available to owners of Facebook pages: NSW Supreme Court
For defamation, media companies are considered primary publishers of third party comments on their public Facebook pages.
Australia
12 Jul 2019
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Defamation trials: Why plaintiffs are rush(ing) to file in the Federal Court
A plaintiff can elect that their defamation claim is heard by a jury simply by filing their claim in the Federal Court.
Australia
12 Nov 2018
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Establishing a right to privacy in Australia: What would it look like and how would it work?
This UK case indicates that recognising a tort of privacy in Australia could have potentially troubling consequences.
Australia
13 Aug 2018
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Can journalists really promise anonymity to their sources?
Investigative journalists rely heavily on their ability to attract and retain the trust of their anonymous sources.
Australia
25 Jul 2017
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The statutory journalists privilege: Has it done enough to protect journalists from being obliged to disclose confidential sources?
Journalists' privilege does real work in bolstering the protections that journalists so often give to their sources.
Australia
25 Jul 2017
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Is it illegal to use a smartphone app to TapeACall?
The issue of recording telephone calls was recently considered in the Federal Court in Furnari v Ziegert [2016] FCA 1080.
Australia
13 Sep 2016
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‘The Ring Games': How ambush marketing can see brands benefit from multi-million dollar events for free
We consider the risks for brands and marketers, with a special focus on the recently-commenced 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Australia
14 Aug 2016
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Australian Olympic Committee v Telstra: Federal Court draws a 'fine line' on ambush marketing
We discuss ambush marketing in the context of a recent Australian case.
Australia
14 Aug 2016
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Keeping up with the Kardashians when recording and publishing private matters
This provides a refresher on the laws on surveillance devices and recording and publishing private matters in Australia.
Australia
8 Aug 2016
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Defamation actions: What are the costs of partial success?
The cases indicate that parties must give particular and careful thought to offers of settlement in defamation actions.
Australia
29 Jul 2016
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What potential liability of Google for defamation means, when protecting your reputation
Google is only liable for defamation where it is notified about defamatory search results, so remain vigilant on watch.
Australia
12 Nov 2015
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Data retention regime - soon to become reality
Telcos and ISPs will soon be required to store a range of metadata in relation to customer activity for two years.
Australia
1 Apr 2015
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ALRC'S 'Invasions of privacy' reforms: Protecting privacy at the expense of freedom of expression
The ALRC has again entered the privacy debate, releasing a paper titled Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era.
Australia
26 May 2014
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Courts remind lawyers they have skin in the litigation game following the introduction of the Civil Procedure Act
Victoria has shown its willingness to punish lawyers for breaching their obligations under the Civil Procedure Act.
Australia
12 May 2014
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‘Invasions of privacy’ reforms: Protecting privacy at the expense of freedom of expression
A proposed privacy law reform could stop the media using public interest as a defence for serious invasions of privacy.
Australia
6 May 2014
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Freedom of Information Amendment (Freedom of Information Commissioner) Act 2012 (Vic)
The Baillieu government intends to introduce significant changes to the Victorian freedom of information (FOI) regime.
Australia
29 Jul 2012
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Social Media Explosion Leaves Defamation Law at the Starting Gate
There are no uniform global defamation laws, so plaintiffs can use a forum most likely to favour their legal action.
Australia
18 Jul 2012
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