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593698797
Substantive Law

Q&A Session with Dr Matthew Collins QC & Michael Rivette – Expert Commentary: Privacy & Defamation

$77.00

In this Q&A Session, Dr Matthew Collins QC and Michael Rivette discuss the primacy of imputations in defamation actions; recent trends in online defamation cases; and the protection of journalists’ sources. In relation to privacy, they discuss Australia's data protection laws; employer access private information on Facebook; and recent decisions in cases of invasions of privacy.

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Dr Matt Collins QC is one of Australia’s leading defamation barristers and academics; Michael Rivette is one of Australia’s leading barristers and writers in the field of privacy law. In this video, they discuss recent developments in their respective fields of expertise.

In relation to defamation, Dr Collins QC and Michael Rivette discuss, among other matters, the primacy of imputations in defamation actions; recent trends in online defamation cases; and the protection of journalists’ sources.

In relation to privacy, they discuss, among other matters, whether metadata preserved under Australia’s data protection laws is personal information; the circumstances in which employers might be entitled to access private information on Facebook pages; and recent decisions that illustrate the growing divergence between the approaches adopted in the UK and Australia in cases of invasions of privacy.

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