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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks appoints leading energy and resources partner November 19, 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019 Maddocks has appointed one of Australia’s leading energy and resources lawyers. Peter Limbers will be joining Maddocks as a partner in Sydney in early 2020. Peter is widely recognised as one … Continued

Latest Article

Is your franchise network now liable to pay payroll tax? December 6, 2019

If, as part of your franchise network, you are a franchisor that performs the administrative function of collecting fees directly from customers that are mutual to you and your franchisees and you remit the balance … Continued

  • Cyber Incident Management Plan

    Last month the Victorian Government released its Cyber Incident Management Plan (Plan). The Plan applies to all Victorian Public Sector bodies (Victorian Government organisations), and details the responsibilities of Victorian Government organisations in managing cyber … Continued

  • Commissioner looks into Facebook data mining – were Australians impacted?

    The Australian Government’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (Commissioner) has issued a statement that it is making inquiries of Facebook in relation to the reported data mining of 50 million Facebook profiles around the world.  The … Continued

  • Did you miss the Maddocks Digital Future Forum?

    A fascinating forum was held by Maddocks in Canberra on 16 March 2018 in which an eminent panel discussed the convergence of different elements in the digital domain, from cyber security and data to artificial … Continued

  • Notification of data breaches

    You’ve no doubt heard about the new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, which commenced on 22 February 2018.  But have you wondered – does it apply to Victorian Councils? The NDB scheme is contained in … Continued

  • ACDC in the USA (and why it won’t play down under)

    The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Bill (ACDC) was introduced recently into the US Congress. If passed on its current terms it will amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make limited hacking back legal … Continued

  • Credit card details hacked from global hotel chain

    The vulnerability of credit card data has been brought to light again, with the Hyatt Corporation announcing late last week unauthorised access to payment card information. The information relates to cards manually entered or swiped … Continued

  • Consultation open for draft Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme resources

    On 29 September, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published new draft resources to assist organisations to prepare for the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDB Scheme), which commences on 22 February 2018. Consultation … Continued

  • US v Google: cross border data warrants

    Government authorities across the world have been turning their attention to accessing electronic communications as operational intelligence or evidence in criminal or national security investigations. The most recent aspect of this in Australia is to … Continued

  • The year in cybersecurity – half time report

    Cisco has just released its Midyear Cybersecurity Report for 2017. This is a comprehensive survey of the cyber threat landscape and recommended reading. A few interesting points that come out of the report include the … Continued

  • Massive Equifax data breach – a timely reminder (of what not to do)

    Another massive data breach has hit the news with US listed ‘global information solutions company’ Equifax Inc. announcing a cybersecurity ‘incident’ potentially impacting a whopping 143 million US consumers. To put this into context – … Continued