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Michael McHugh

My Publications

New laws extend police power to hack suspects’ personal computers
08 Oct 2021
New Commonwealth legislation has extended police power and security agency ...
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Pressure grows to make voluntary euthanasia legal in NSW
12 Aug 2021
Legalising voluntary euthanasia, or voluntary assisted dying, is a hot topic in ...
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NSW set to introduce mandatory data breach notification scheme to protect privacy
01 Jul 2021
The NSW government will be required to notify anyone affected by a cyberattack ...
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Government cannot ignore impact of climate change on children when approving coal mine expansion
17 Jun 2021
In what has been hailed as a worldwide landmark judgement, in May 2021 the ...
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Should Australians have the “right to be forgotten” online?
06 Apr 2021
In 2019, Germany’s highest court ruled that a man convicted of murder in 1982 ...
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How the term “coward punch” won a $100,000 defamation payout
13 Feb 2020
For many years the families of “king-hit” victims have argued that this term...
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Animal rights activists – what does the law say?
04 Feb 2020
In 2019, animal rights activist group Aussie Farms posted online maps of factory...
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Social media influencer wins payout after client breaches verbal contract
30 Jan 2020
The rise of social media across the globe has opened a huge market for people ...
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