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Cookies, Directories, Advertising and Personal Data: New EU Rules on Privacy in Electronic Communications
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Event: Learn With Us – Update on Cybersecurity
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AMCHAM Cyber Security Panel Luncheon
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Westpac Acquires Cyber Security Firm

Cookies, Directories, Advertising and Personal Data: New EU Rules on Privacy in Electronic Communications

By Cameron Abbott and Allison Wallace

With the EU heading full throttle towards the implementation of new data protection regulations in May 2018, there has been a lot of buzz around the impact the regulations will have, not only on day-to-day life, but other existing regulations.

One of these regulations is the Directive 2002/58/EC aka the ePrivacy Directive, which has been urgently reviewed ahead of the data protection regulations being implemented.

Brussels partner Ignasi Guardans has detailed the review and its implications here.

Event: Learn With Us – Update on Cybersecurity

2016 is shaping up to be another big year for developments in cybersecurity and privacy.

We finally expect to see mandatory data breach reporting laws introduced into Australia; there are continuing developments in relation to the US/EU “Safe Harbor” framework and its proposed replacement the “Privacy Shield”; ever-growing connectivity between “Internet of Things” devices; hackable cars; self-driving cars; and of course our favourite topic, drones.

Not to mention the increasing usefulness of data analytics and the steady migration of data into the “cloud”, along with data breaches that have become too prolific to list.

Join Cameron Abbott, Partner, and Rob Pulham, Senior Associate, in our Melbourne office Thursday 14 April 2016 12.45pm to 2.00pm for our annual update on all things cybersecurity and privacy, where we will:

  • highlight some of the key developments over the past 12 months
  • consider how your business should be placed to handle issues that are regularly arising in practice
  • look forward to the (near) future and what it may bring.

Lunch will be provided. We hope you can join us – please register here.

CPD/CLE points:
You can claim one substantive law CLE point for your attendance at this session.

AMCHAM Cyber Security Panel Luncheon

K&L Gates partner, Cameron Abbott will feature as part of panel of professionals active in the Cyber industry at an American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) luncheon on Wednesday 28 October 2015.

The panel will discuss developments in the world of cyber security, the intent of the mandatory data-breach scheme and the far reaching impact that cyber security breaches can have on a business’s reputation and value.

The session will be moderated by Dr Tobias Feakin, Senior Analyst and Director, International Cyber Policy Centre.

For full details of the event and to register click here

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