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Oct 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial

As many readers will be aware, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. Since the introduction of the regulation, there have been a range of interesting developments, some of which this piece takes a close look at.


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Sep 25, 2019 11:42:32 AM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

Many readers will be aware that the mandatory data breach reporting requirements in Australia have been in operation since February of 2018. In September last year Holman Webb reported on the statistics provided by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner relating to the quarter ending July 2018.

So, how are things looking 18 months into the operation of the mandatory reporting regime?

The statistics show that:


Holman Webb Australian Payroll Association
Aug 14, 2019 3:02:24 PM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial Partner Tal Williams recently caught up with Tracy Angwin, CEO of the Australian Payroll Association, to discuss a range of issues surrounding payroll and data privacy.


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It is often thought that the law is slow, and unable to keep up with technological change - although it is important to note that this is not always the case.

More often than not, the law is sufficiently clear, but is effectively sitting in wait for someone to launch a challenge over a new piece of technology, in order for it to actually be applied.


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Holman Webb Partner, Tal Williams speaks with Lawyers Weekly in this podcast about GDPR one year on, and what Australian firms can learn from the issues experienced by overseas businesses.


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On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury took the first step toward implementing the recently enacted Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) by publishing new regulations that empower the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review transactions that were not previously subject to CFIUS scrutiny.


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Sep 25, 2018 8:43:59 AM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

Even if you are, or were, an employee, the Criminal Law deals with such interference quite seriously.

Many damaging cyber incidents occur as a result of employees, or ex-employees seeking unauthorised access to data and systems.  Indeed, more than a third of cyber breach incidents reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commission in the second quarter of 2018 arose as a result of compromised or stolen credentials and consequent unauthorised access.


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Sep 20, 2018 2:13:20 PM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

There is a well-known cartoon drawn by John Klossner that depicts a boxing ring. In one corner, ready for the fight, is data security, with firewalls, encryption, antivirus software etc. and in the other corner is your employee – Dave – wearing a t-shirt saying “human error”.


On the 25th May 2018 the EU introduced a unified regulation to deal with the protection of data. This regulation is known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


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