Privacy Law Reform Special

This blog usually shares a few things that you may have missed in digital, media & technology. This edition is all about Privacy Law Reform because that is the big news this week that will affect your business in many different ways.

Instead of analysing the hundreds of pages of law reform, I’ve suggested a framework on how to approach it and find what may be relevant to you. I’m also working on a podcast for it all too.

  • Government trying to criminalise re-identification (again). In 2016, when George Brandis was the AG, he attempted to criminalise re-identifying Commonwealth data that had been de-identified. Leaving aside the question of whether that was really de-identification in the first place, the Government wants criminal sanctions to make data user think twice. This is one of the proposals in the Privacy Act Reform Discussion Paper worth calling out.

These were prepared listening to Soulville by Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson, and are best enjoyed with a coffee – or whatever your choice.

Let me know if you want to talk about any of it, but please share with a few people and encourage them to subscribe.


Published by Brett

Brett is an experienced lawyer and business executive who focuses on commercial outcomes. He has worked across three sectors in England & Australia advising and leading initiatives in digital, media and technology

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