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Privacy Awareness Week 2024 | Understanding transparency, accountability and security

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2024 is an annual campaign led by the Australian privacy regulator, the Office of the Australian…

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The case against ChatGPT: Warnings against an AI-generated testimony

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly rising across the legal profession. While there are benefits in saving time…

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are you cyber aware?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM). CSAM is an annual reminder for Australians to stay safe online and protect…

Online Reviews & Defamation

Meridian is increasingly receiving enquiries from both health practitioners and service providers seeking advice regarding negative reviews placed online by…

Dangers in negotiating commercial agreements

Commercial agreements vary in complexity, the length of time parties are involved in negotiations, and importantly, in the level of…

The importance of an up to date and relevant shareholders’ agreement

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between a company’s shareholders (sometimes the company itself is also a party), setting out…

New disclosure obligations in New South Wales require increased transparency with consumers

From 1 January 2021, New South Wales Fair Trading is proposing to enforce new disclosure obligations (which were first introduced…

Defamation – be careful what you post on social media

The Federal Court of Australia decision in Webster v Brewer [2020] FCA622 is a timely reminder that people need to…

Retailers beware of advertising false promotions

The ACCC recently successfully prosecuted eyewear retailer, Oscar Wylee in the Federal Court of Australia which resulted in Oscar Wylee…

How the changing definition of “consumer” under the Australian Law may affect you

From 1 July 2021, the monetary threshold for determining whether a person (or business) acquires goods or services as a…

Use of electronic signatures – a cautionary note

In recent times the use of electronic signatures has become common place. The use of electronic signatures during the COVID-19…

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