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In May 2018, the Australian Government announced that it would legislate a CDR to allow consumers to harness the power of their data and provide consumers with greater control over their data. 

Our key takeaways:

  • The Consumer Data Right will confer a right on consumers (both individuals and business customers) to access particular data and have that data transferred to either themselves or to a third party. 
  • The impact to private sector organisations is likely to be significant as both competition and regulatory compliance costs increase. 
  • Despite a planned economy-wide roll out being announced, it is likely we will only see consumers provided with access to their banking, energy, phone and internet data in the short to medium-term. Although, the reciprocity principles may see other data sets from other industries shared earlier in some instances.
  • Lawyers, particularly those in the energy and telecommunications sectors, should consider advising their private sector clients, to engage with the Treasurer's consultation process for the draft legislation implementing the Consumer Data Right. 

NSW Government has launched its new shortform ICT contract – the Core& agreement – as part of its program to transform ICT procurement.  The aim of that program is to deliver end-to-end commercial lifecycle management that optimises how NSW Government buys and uses technology. 

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Today, the Treasury released the much anticipated exposure draft legislation which will implement the Consumer Data Right. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2018 (the Bill) seeks to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.

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Gilbert + Tobin's Digtial Radar newsletter discussing all things AI, Blockchain, Cyber, Data and IoT.

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Mandatory personal data breach notification laws were introduced in Australia in February 2018 which required organisations to notify data breaches likely to result in serious harm to any individuals to those persons and the Australian Information Commissioner (the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme).

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ASIC has released Report 580 Credit card lending in Australia and Consultation Paper 303 Credit cards: Responsible lending assessments (CP303), which detail ASIC’s findings following a r

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Gilbert + Tobin advised Viva Energy Group Limited (Viva Energy) on its successful initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. It is the largest IPO in Australia for 4 years and the largest non-government IPO in Australian corporate history.


Gilbert + Tobin has this week launched The Perth Women’s Circle, a 12 month networking and career enrichment program designed to further accelerate access to professional opportunities for the city’s rising female executives.

Gilbert + Tobin is proud to continue its support of the UNSW “Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice” course. 

Gilbert + Tobin has represented German chemical giant BASF (formerly Ciba) in an innovation patent litigation regarding BASF’s Rheomax™ technology for treatment of mine tailings. 


A year after the firm completed its first full-scope carbon footprint assessment, G+T has taken another important step in its journey to reduce its impact on the environment, becoming carbon neutral across its Sydney, Melbourne and Perth operations. 


G+T Litigation Partner Colleen Platford has won the Women’s Insolvency Network Australia (WINA) award for the 2018 Outstanding Female in the Insolvency and/or Restructuring Industry.