Defamation and Privacy: Recent Developments

Registration is now closed for the CMCL / IPRIA interactive workshop.

Printing pressThis seminar will examine the latest developments in defamation and privacy law. Combining professional and academic expertise, the evening will be informative for a wide range of practitioners and is designed to meet the CPD requirements of lawyers.

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Date: Thursday 2 June 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Venue: University House, Woodward | Melbourne Law School

Dr Matt Collins QC, Aickin Chambers is a member of the Victorian Bar and a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. He is the author of all three editions of The Law of Defamation and the Internet (OUP, 2001, 2005, 2010), the standard international text on the application of principles of defamation law to online publications, and of Collins on Defamation (OUP, 2014), a leading text on the law of defamation of England and Wales. He has acted as Counsel in several of the most high profile defamation and related actions in Australia in recent years.

Michael Rivette, Chancery Chambers is a member of the Victorian Bar. He has acted as Counsel for ASX and NYSE Listed corporations, Commonwealth Government departments, Hollywood actors, celebrities and individuals in relation to privacy, data security, and data breach issues. He has expertise in privacy and data breach class actions, and acted as Counsel in one of the first privacy class actions issued in the Federal Court of Australia.  He is the co-author of the Australian section of the leading UK text Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media (Oxford University Press), and has written on the area of privacy for the Media and Arts Law Review. He is a guest lecturer on privacy law and data protection in the graduate program at the Melbourne University Law School.

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