WELCOME TO OCEANIA

We live in an everchanging world. Early in 2016, it was announced by the British government that a statue of the renowned English novelist, essayist and critic George Orwell, commissioned by sculptor and artist Martin Jennings, will be installed outside the headquarters of the British Broadcasting Corporation in London. It will bear the inscription of [...]

February 3rd, 2017|Politics, Privacy|

SELECTIVE AMNESIA

Remember that awesome pub-crawl you went on in first year uni, the one organised by your student social association, where you started on shooters, then learned how to play beer pong, the whole hilarious process captured on your mobile phones, got absolutely legless, and ended up dancing on the tables? Those were the days, right? [...]

November 21st, 2016|International, Privacy|

ATTACK OF THE DRONES

With the currently almost endemic proliferation in Australian society of audio- and video-recording mobile phones, and the recent announcement by CASA of the relaxation of laws and regulations around the use of surveillance drones in Australian airspace, perhaps it’s time we all sat down to have a good hard rethink about some of our rules [...]

September 30th, 2016|Entertainment, International, Privacy, Sport, Technology|

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF TELEMARKETING

In Australia we have some of the strictest telemarketing laws in the world and we need to. I’m sure everyone who reads this blog has received a telemarketing call at some stage or another from someone in India, the Philippines or even South Africa. Of all the laws and rules that impact telemarketing, I reckon [...]

September 1st, 2016|Compliance Law, Privacy, Timeshare|

PRIVACY TALK

With Census Night just around the corner everyone is suddenly talking about Privacy. And so they should be. One of my pet hates is being interrupted midway through Friday Night Football to take a call from some company, usually the bank complaining I haven’t paid my credit card on time, and then being asked, for [...]

August 4th, 2016|Compliance Law, Financial, Privacy, Timeshare|

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR CREDIT STATUS LATELY?!

Have you checked your credit status lately? Chances are you’ve never heard of organisations like VEDA, Dunn and Bradstreet or Experian, but you can bet they’ve heard of you. They provide credit reports to financial lenders. So if you have a credit card or phone, or you’re named on a utility bill, or if you’ve [...]

July 15th, 2016|Financial, Privacy|

CARLY NYST ADDRESSES UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

On Friday last week my dear daughter Carly Nyst, a UK-based Australian lawyer who is currently the Legal Director of the human rights group Privacy International in London, addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on the right to privacy in the digital age. As part of a panel which included Flavia Panasieri [...]

September 15th, 2014|Human Rights, International, Opinion, Privacy|