Law + tech news round-up

There was much #cyber talk in the past week as the government released its Cyber Security Strategy; Allie Coyne reported that the government plans the introduction, but not passage, of the data breach notification bill before the election, the music industry has filed an application to block kickasss torrents in Australia, concerns continue to be raised over the privacy & security of census data, and auDA announced it will open up direct registrations in .au.  … That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

So while I was travelling: rights holders and ISPs asked the government to put the draft online copyright notice scheme on hold; Communications Alliance revealed that some small ISPs have been doing little about data retention due to the costs of compliance, and the Australian Privacy Foundation wrote about who can access your MyHealthRecord.  Sarah Jeong explained how the move to a cashless society could embolden Big Brother, and Kashmir Hill reported on a fascinating story of how an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell.

I’m now back in sunny Melbourne. (It’s 26 degrees today!)  And yesterday, the Guardian revealed that the AFP has been accessing journalist Paul Farrell’s “metadata” to track down sources. That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

The US government canceled court hearing over San Bernardino iPhone;  Paramount claimed crowdfunded ‘Star Trek’ film infringes copyright to Klingon language;  and we had the first court hearing on the #siteblock applications commenced by Foxtel & Roadshow. Meanwhile, should you be worried about your privacy when participating in the next census?

… That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

Online harassment of women at risk of becoming ‘established norm’, study  finds.  Rohan Pearce used FOI to uncover why the National Measurement Institute wants access to your “metadata” and that there are still no guidelines for the use of section 313 by government agencies to block websites.  And Google’s copyright take downs have grown by a “gazillion percent” in ten years … That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.