Mandatory data breach notification ....
are you ready?
From 23 February 2018, certain businesses will have mandatory reporting obligations in the event of an ‘eligible data breach’, and will be required to notify the Australian Information Commissioner and any impacted individuals.
All businesses with an annual turnover of over $3million are required to comply with the Privacy Act generally, including in respect of the new mandatory notification provisions. Some smaller organisations are also required to comply, for example, if they contract to any Commonwealth government agency or handle health data.
Not such a bright idea....
Recently, the ACCC announced that energy retailer, Lumo Energy Australia Pty Ltd (Lumo), paid a penalty of $10,800 in response to allegations by the ACCC that Lumo made false or misleading representations with respect to the price of its retail gas tariff. Click here for the full article
Kalus Kenny Intelex involved in landmark decision
Jennifer Rozea, Partner in the litigation team recently won a landmark property case in the Victorian Court of Appeal.
The case highlighted the potential trap of mistaking comparative phrases like, “vendor’s agent” and “real estate agent” under a contract of sale. It is a lesson for purchasers and vendors alike, to make sure that their understanding of the contract is what is in fact drafted.
As a result of this case, there is a Bill before Parliament which amends the Sale of Land Act. Read full article here
Pink Ribbon Morning Tea
On 28 November 2016 the firm's Conveyancing team hosted a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea to donate all monies raised to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, in support of everyone who has been faced with the battle of cancer. The staff embraced not only the treats provided but were also very generous in their donations. The partners kindly matched $1 for $1 to increase the overall donation.
Henry for the win
Property Partner Henry Kalus is a very happy man after his horse Stratum Star won the Magic Millions Cup on the Gold Coast on Saturday 14 January 2017.
Henry and the other part owners celebrated in style over the weekend.
Since January 2014, Kalus Kenny Intelex have been proud Corporate sponsors of the Lighthouse Foundation.
The Lighthouse Foundation provides homeless young people from backgrounds of long-term neglect and abuse, with a home, a sense of family, and around-the-clock therapeutic care that is individually tailored and proven to work.
For over 25 years Lighthouse has successfully supported over 800 young people to break the cycle of homelessness, move into employment and educational opportunities and overcome damaging life experiences.