Understanding GDPR: Opportunities and Risks

Understanding GDPR: Opportunities and Risks

Consumer, Uncategorized
In this post on understanding GDPR, we'll look at the following: Data Disruption Regulation in the age of Data The GDPR Opportunity? What are the Next Steps? The post forms the commentary by our regulatory specialists on a recent webinar on understanding GDPR conducted for our clients and interested parties. Below is the video content of the webinar: Introducing Anne Wardell - Compliance Quarter Regulatory Specialist Anne is a former of the Victorian Bar with over thirty years' experience as a lawyer. She was also the National Director of Insolvency at the ATO and a Deputy Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia. She was an insolvency specialist acting for liquidators, banks and the Official Receiver, before moving into compliance and regulations. She has advised energy retailers in relation to…
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Greater Regulation of Embedded Networks in 2018

Greater Regulation of Embedded Networks in 2018

AU Energy Compliance
Today we look at two new publications that will impact the regulation of embedded networks in 2018. This month saw the release of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) final report on the Regulation of Embedded Networks along with the publication of Version 6 of the Electricity Network Service Provider Exemption Guideline (draft) by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). [caption id="attachment_2683" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Seb Zurcher on Unsplash[/caption] By Connor James, Compliance Quarter. Electricity Network Service Provider Guideline As readers will be aware, in the Eastern States, anyone who engages in an electricity distribution activity must either be registered with the Australian Energy Market Operator as an electricity network service provider or must gain an exemption from that requirement. Exemptions are granted by the AER. On 17 November 2017,…
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A new Consumer Data Right for 2018: What we Know So Far

A new Consumer Data Right for 2018: What we Know So Far

Consumer, Uncategorized
On 26 November the Federal Government announced its intention to legislate a national Consumer Data Right next year, following the recommendations of the Productivity Commission (which you can view here). In today’s article we look at what we currently know about this proposed data right and suggest how it relates to existing data rights and other changes proposed by the Government. [caption id="attachment_2680" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Pana Vasquez on Unsplash[/caption] By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter. What we know so far The Government will announce its formal response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry Report Data Availability and Use (PC Report) in a few weeks time, so this announcement is a ‘sneak peek’, with more detail to be released shortly. Nevertheless, there are a few things that we know from…
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