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This month we review Justice Thawley’s decision in the landmark case of ACCC v Google LLC (No 2)  FCA 367. The Court’s reliance on the evidence of two esteemed Behavioral Economists reflects the growing importance of expert witnesses in personal data and privacy matters due to populate the consumer and class action landscape. Read our summary of the impact of the expert evidence here.
This update also includes a guest blog from Level 22 Chambers Barrister David Talintyre. David has worked with expert witnesses on numerous matters, including commercial, construction, engineering, mining, insurance, equity, and personal injury disputes. Read his summary of key pieces of advice and pitfalls to avoid when engaging an expert and overseeing the report writing process.
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What advice would the most experienced barristers have to share about working with expert witnesses? Level 22 Chambers Barrister David Talintyre reveals key tips and pitfalls to avoid when engaging an expert and overseeing the report writing process.
In April the Federal Court handed down a decision in favour of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against Google LLC. ACCC brought misleading and deceptive conduct claims against Google for its failure to disclose clearly how it collected and used customers’ personal location data.
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