Protecting Confidential Information and Personal Data during COVID-19 – (April 2020)

Confidential Information/Trade secrets are the most valuable assets of many organisations and this data is potentially exposed to greater risk of unauthorised access, disclosure or use, with employees working remotely and using video conferencing services. Remote workplaces also give rise to increased security risks associated with privacy breaches. This article offers steps for consideration by agencies and organisations which use video conferencing, to help them manage and minimise the risk of data security breach and to protect their confidential information/trade secrets and ensure compliance with privacy laws.

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Electronic Marketing and the Australian Spam Act 2003 – Legal Update (August 2020)

Businesses utilising electronic marketing communications that are linked to Australia must ensure their electronic communications comply with the Australian Spam Act 2003 to avoid significant penalties and court action. In this article, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants offers risk management strategies for compliance with the Spam Act and to minimise the risk of infringement.

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Competition Law – Resale Price Maintenance and On-line Market Places – October 2020

Business models for distribution and supply of goods or services through retail stores or on-line market places may provide significant benefits where manufacturers or suppliers can control marketing, promotion and pricing. These business models require careful scrutiny to avoid the risk of breaching Australia’s competition law, which prohibits anti-competitive conduct including resale price maintenance. Strategies for risk management are discussed in this Stephens Lawyers & Consultants Update on Competition Law

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Australian Consumer Guarantees and Warranties – Legal Update – June 2021

Is Your Business Compliant? Stephens Lawyers & Consultants* The Australian Consumer Law[i] provides consumers with rights and remedies against suppliers (including on-line retailers) and manufacturers of goods or services acquired by them that do not comply with consumer guarantees.  The consumer guarantees provided under the Australian Consumer Law cannot be excluded, modified or restricted and… Read More

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