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EMPLOYERS WARNED BUSINESS TRADE SECRETS VULNERABLE WHEN STAFF USE OWN LAPTOPS   It sounds like a no-brainer if staff offer to use their own laptops or portable devices for work, but employers should realise it’s actually a very bad idea.   Put simply, staff could use their own laptops or tablets to transfer and store…

WHY WE NEED TO STOP PEOPLE HIDING BEHIND THE PRIVACY ACT   Executives at some prominent Australian organisations who falsely claim to have university degrees could be using the Privacy Act to protect them from being found out.   Australian universities need to urgently change their policies and confirm whether people applying for jobs, citing…

Google has been slapped with a fine of US$57M by French authorities –the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules (GDPR) that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said Google “lack[ed] transparency, inadequate information and lack[ed] valid consent” regarding ad personalisation for users. Google must be…

Glencore is taking the ATO to the High Court to stop it using stolen information In 2016 a German newspaper obtained over 13 million stolen papers which originated mostly from a hacked law firm – Appleby. The papers are known as the Paradise Papers. Understandingly the papers contained confidential information involving legal matters which should,…

Listen in to EAGLEGATE’s very first Podcast on Lawyers Weekly – Nicole talks all things cyber for lawyers and how lawyers can be proactive in cyber security in their own firms.