Lawthentic Loop

Category: Regulatory Compliance

Lawthentic Loop

Category: Regulatory Compliance
  • In hot water – misleading claims in advertising attracts hefty penalty under the ACL

    The Federal Court ordered Samsung Australia to pay penalties of $14 million for admitting to false or misleading claims about the water resistance of various Samsung Galaxy mobile phones. This is a stark reminder for Australian businesses to substantiate all product claims. It is also a reminder that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) […]

  • Consumer guarantees – what, who, how?

    The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) requires businesses to provide automatic consumer rights known as consumer guarantees. It is essential Australian businesses understand and comply with these consumer guarantees. This article breaks down the what, who, and how of consumer guarantees by: Firstly, providing a brief outline of what the ACL is; Subsequently, explaining what consumer […]

  • ACCC cracks down on alleged misleading representations under the Australian Consumer Law

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to take action over alleged false or misleading representations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). So far this year, Australia’s consumer watchdog has alleged a slew of businesses, from an assortment of industries, have misled consumers about a variety of issues. Some recent cases of organisations that […]

  • Cyber security risk management essential – Landmark decision in ASIC v RI Advice

    In an Australian first, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) brought proceedings against RI Advice Group Pty Ltd (RI Advice) alleging that the Australian Financial Services licensee failed to implement adequate measures to manage risk in respect of cyber security and cyber resilience. The Federal Court handed down its landmark decision in Australian Securities […]

  • Cyber security, privacy and data protection – implications for directors’ duties you need to know

    Australian company directors are facing an increase in responsibilities as enterprise transitions further into the digital economy. While developments in innovation and technological advances offer businesses lucrative opportunities to scale and thrive, the shift in the digital landscape has imposed additional obligations on company directors, now responsible for managing cyber security and risk and securing […]

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