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Events

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Upcoming events

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Ashurst, Level 26, 181 William Street, Melbourne

    In today's digital age of social media and instantaneous connectivity, it is obviously easier than ever for individuals to share personal information with a vast audience.  Correspondingly, there is also an increased risk to individuals of reputational harm caused by the sharing of personal information or photographs.  The question arises whether individuals should have a right to be "erased" or "forgotten" from digital systems.

    On 13 May 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google could be prevented from displaying links to information which was "inadequate, irrelevant … or excessive" after taking into account the purpose for which the information was originally provided and the time which had elapsed since (Google v Gonzalez).  The case involved a request from a Spanish citizen to be removed from Google's search index. 

    The "right to be forgotten" is presently a topical issue in the European Union.  While the Google v Gonzalez decision was based on existing European Union law, a new General Data Protection Regulation has been proposed which would provide a more explicit "right of erasure".  The proposed regulation is not yet in force, but has received the strong support of the European Parliament. 

    The Australian Law Reform Commission has recently proposed an additional Australian Privacy Principle introducing a "right to be deleted".  While this would be more limited than the proposed new European regulation's "right to erasure", it does focus attention on the issue in Australia.

    About the Presenter

    Dr Gordon Hughes is a Partner at Ashurst Australia.  He has written texts on technology law and data protection law, and has practised extensively in the area.  He is a former President, and honorary life member, of the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law.

Past events

01 Sep 2014 VSCL Networking Function with Address from Mr Julian Burnside AO QC
14 Aug 2014 Privacy By Design - a presentation from the Victorian Privacy Commissioner
12 Jun 2014 "A Different Kind of 'Down Under'": Should e-discovery lawyers care about the inner workings of machine learning software operating 'under the hood'?
29 Apr 2014 Insurance Issues in IT: Networking Security & Privacy Risks - emerging exposures and risk transfer options
27 Mar 2014 The Effect of Insolvency on Technology Licences
03 Mar 2014 Regulatory update: Amendments to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
26 Feb 2014 iTechLaw 2014
11 Dec 2013 2013 Members' Drinks
19 Nov 2013 2013 Annual General Meeting
29 Oct 2013 Consumer Guarantees in the IT industry
12 Aug 2013 E-Discovery Protocols for Predictive Coding
07 Aug 2013 Hacking can hurt your business.
05 Jun 2013 Evening Seminar and drinks: Public rights in copyright: Re-defining the public domain
26 Mar 2013 To Predict or Not Predict?
20 Mar 2013 2013 Special General Meeting
20 Feb 2013 New gTLDs - an update by Dr. Bruce Tonkin of ICANN & Melbourne IT
29 Nov 2012 2012 Annual General Meeting
30 Oct 2012 Cool Tech Tools for Lawyers
09 Oct 2012 NETWORK AND CYBER RISKS – A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
04 Sep 2012 Electronic Espionage – removing the hype
09 Aug 2012 Agile software development for Lawyers - Part II
05 Jun 2012 Investigating Cyber Crime from an FBI Perspective
22 May 2012 The Impact of Data Protection on Emerging Technologies
30 Apr 2012 eDiscovery and forensic issues - Mobile Devices.
10 Apr 2012 Special General Meeting 2012
27 Mar 2012 How to use Social Media to create raving fans
14 Dec 2011 Legal issues in eHealth, presented by Ron Pila
08 Dec 2011 2011 Members' Drinks
18 Oct 2011 Cloud Computing - Forensic, cross border and eDiscovery issues
18 Oct 2011 2011 Annual General Meeting
15 Sep 2011 Agile Software Development - An introduction for lawyers
22 Jul 2011 An Insurer’s perspective on underwriting Information Technology Liability insurance
18 Jul 2011 TREC Collaboration - Graduate Lawyers
30 Jun 2011 Educational Session for the Bar - Practice Note for the Effective Use of Technology in Criminal Matters
30 Jun 2011 Educational Session for Law Firms - Practice Note for the Effective Use of Technology in Criminal Matters
16 Jun 2011 Educational Session for the Bar - Practice Note for the Effective Use of Technology in Criminal Matters
07 Jun 2011 Educational Session for Law Firms - Practice Note for the Effective Use of Technology in Criminal Matters
07 Jun 2011 Educational Session for Law Firms - Practice Note for the Effective Use of Technology in Criminal Matters
19 May 2011 Collaboration and Communication : Fourth Generation Document Management Systems create better law firms
17 May 2011 Practice and Procedures Group - TREC Committee
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