Posted in Privacy

2016 Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill – latest update

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 imposes to companies subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to notify affected individuals and the Australian Privacy Commissioner of “eligible data breaches” (with turnover higher than AUS $ 3 m or for private health service providers).

Fines can reach AUD $ 360’000 for individuals and AUS $ 1’800’000 for corporations.

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Posted in Miscellaneous

U.S. House takes steps to protect consumers’ rights to post negative reviews

Use and abuse of contracts. “Non-disparagement” clauses provide that, upon a negative review of a consumer, the provider company has a cause of action against the consumer for breach of contract.

Such practice is not allowed anymore by the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016. Yet employement and bespoke-consumer contracts are excluded. Likewise, confidentilaity duty, defamation/libel and similar are exempt.

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Posted in Employment Law, Sports Law

TOP FINDINGS Working Conditions in Professional Football

For those who wouldn’t expect it, “labour” conditions of football players are not as shining as the lights on CR7 and Messi.

Roughly 45% of professional football players earn less than USD $1,000 a month.
29% are unwillingly forced to change their clubs; 15% are victims of bullying, harassment or other forms of abuse, including physical violence.
Less than 2% earns more than 790’000 USD $.
41% experience late payments and 1 player per team in average is approached by match-fixers at least once in the career.

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