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Differences between Privacy and Confidentiality

The Key Differences Between Privacy and Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are two separate concepts that protect different types of information. ‘Privacy’ is used in relation to information that is protected under law (normally under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)), whereas ‘confidentiality’ refers to different information contained in valid contracts and agreements. Understanding the differences between these terms is key in helping avoid… Read More

Construction Updates: New regulations for builders

Construction Update: New Regulations for Builders, Designers and Engineers

As of July 2021, reforms under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (NSW) have come into effect to provide greater regulations for building and construction practices in response to a number of defective residential apartment blocks. These reforms have implemented a compliance declaration scheme, as… Read More

Terminating a Building Contract for Breaching Due Diligence

Terminating a Building Contract for Breaching Due Diligence

Terminating a building contract enables parties to discontinue their contractual obligations. The terms for termination are dependent on the terms of the contract and the circumstances involved. Therefore it is important that the contract is reviewed by a solicitor prior to enforcement and/or termination. If there has been a substantial breach or repudiation of the… Read More

Uber breach - privacy

Uber Breached its Privacy Obligations to Users

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has found that Uber failed to protect the personal data of Australians following a cyber-attack in 2016. Uber had been able to prevent the attack and subsequently paid the attackers a reward in exchange for the destruction of the data. The Commissioner conducted an investigation into whether Uber’s… Read More

Single parent wills and estate planning

Estate Planning For Single Parents

Single parent families now represent 14% of all Australian families, with a majority of their children being under the age of 18. Being a single parent can be difficult financially, therefore, it is important to ensure that your financial affairs and estate plan are in place to protect your children should something ever happen to… Read More