Tag Archives: Product Risk

ILN Today Post

Company directors: now is the time to put privacy risk on the Board’s agenda

Substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will come into effect on 12 March 2014.  Changes include the replacement of the existing National Privacy Principles with new Australian Privacy Principles.  The Information Commissioner will also be given much greater powers, including the imposition of civil penalty orders of up to $1.7 million for serious or repeated breaches. More…

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“Community standards” plays a key part in unconscionable conduct: the Full Court’s decision in ACCC v Lux Distributors

On 15 August 2013, the Full Federal Court handed down its judgment in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Lux Distributors Pty Ltd [2013] FCAFC 90, overturning the Federal Court’s decision and taking a rather different approach to the assessment of unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law, and its predecessor the Trade Practices Act 1947 (Cth). More…

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