In this Q&A Session Michael Rivette and Sarah Fregon discuss the amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 and Mandatory Data Breach Laws including: Giller v Procopets (2008) 24 VR, governance and risk taking, mandatory data breach law changes effective 22nd February 2018, assessing risk, remedial action, categorisation of data breaches, practical management and social and legal responsibilities.
Michael Rivette – Profile
Michael originally signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 1982. After practicing as an advocate in Victoria and Western Australia (remains a member of the Western Australian Bar), Michael had an extensive business career, being the owner and board member in media, publishing, entertainment and marketing companies. Michael has a diversified commercial practice, which includes general commercial law, intellectual property and trade practices, trade secrets, privacy, confidential information, media, data protection, cyber law and cyber security.
Michael is at the forefront in the developing areas of privacy law, breach of confidence and data protection, having successfully argued the privacy issues in the landmark Victorian decision of Giller v Procopets (2008) 24 VR 1, (2008) 79 IPR 489. He acted as Counsel in the first privacy class action issued in the Federal Court of Australia, and is currently lead counsel in two privacy/data breach class actions. He regularly advises corporations and government departments and agencies on privacy compliance, risk and liability issues.
- Member of the Victorian Bar and a member of the Western Australian Bar
- Co-author of the Australian sections of the UK text “Tugendhat and Christie – The Law of Privacy and the Media” published by Oxford University Press
- Co-Author “Damages in Privacy”, published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
- Sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Media and Communications Law.
- Editorial Board Member of the Privacy Law Bulletin (LexisNexis)
- Editorial Board Member of the Media, Technology and Communications Law Bulletin (LexisNexis)
- Regular guest lecturer in privacy and data protection law in the under-graduate and post-graduate teaching programs at the Melbourne University Law School