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Latest Communications Law Bulletin – AFP raid | Israel Folau and much more!

The latest Communications Law Bulletin is out to CAMLA members now. In this issue:

The Concerns and Competing Interests Surrounding Australia’s New Social Media Legislation
Sophie Dawson, Partner at Bird + Bird, considers the changes to the Criminal Code following the Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material amendment in April this year.

Interview: Larina Alick
CAMLA Young Lawyers representative and lawyer at Banki Haddock Fiora, Antonia Rosen, catches up with Larina Alick, Editorial Counsel at Nine Publishing and Australian Community Media, for a chat about defamation reform and suppression orders – the age old issues and the heralds of change.

Still Phishing: The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme One Year On
Rebecca Lindhout, Special Counsel, and Andrew Miers, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, reflect on the OAIC’s Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12-Month Insights Report.

The View: AFP Raids
The recent Australian Federal Police raids of the ABC’s headquarters in Sydney caused quite a stir. The raids resulted in wildly divergent views and we have canvassed some of those from high-profile commentators inside.

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia A What Not to Do Guide to Mediation About Religious Speech
Dr Mitchell Landrigan,
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, gives us his thoughts about the strategy adopted in the Folau and Rugby Australia dispute.

CLB Interview: Anna Johnston
To celebrate Privacy Awareness Week and the anniversary of the GDPR (we’re fun like that here at the Communications Law Bulletin ),
Eli Fisher, co-editor, sat down with Anna Johnston to talk about what’s happening in data law.

Uncharted Waters: Storm on the Horizon for Online Pirates
Robert Todd, Paul Dimitriadis and Lachlan Wright, Ashurst, report on amendments to section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), which have given courts new and improved powers to require internet service providers and search engines to block access to websites and other online locations that infringe copyright.

CAMLA Young Lawyers Networking Panel Event report
By CAMLA Young Lawyer Committee representative Madeleine James.

Hells Angels Hath No Fury: An Insight Into Internet Intermediaries
By Laksha Prasad, Graduate, HWL Ebsworth, considers the Hells Angels claim against Redbubble.

Objective Failure: Defamation Law Reform and the Lack of Regard to the Objects of the Defamation Act
By Robert Todd, Partner and Rachel Baker, Lawyer at Ashurst.

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