Stories by Colin Goldrick

  • LEGAL CLINIC: Untangling privacy amendments

    On December 21, 2000,the Privacy Amendments (Private Sector) Act 2000 received Royal Assent. This Act extends the existing Commonwealth privacy legislation to the private sector. What this means is all businesses with a turnover greater than $3 million, or which sell any customer information or maintain sensitive information such as health information must comply with 10 national privacy principles. These principles govern the way businesses collect, maintain, use and disclose that information.

  • LEGAL CLINIC: The domain name game

    The rules for allocating .com.au domain names specify that each organisation is only permitted to have one .com.au domain name, and that name should be the name of the company or business, or a contraction of that name.