Law + tech news round-up

The Spring Sittings of Parliament kicked off last week and there’s now a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Census; submissions close on 21 September.  The proposed legislative program indicates that the government plans to introduce the data breach notification bill before the end of the year. But there’s still no sign of the bill setting out long overdue copyright reforms.  And today, the Attorney-General announced the recipients of funding from the $128.4 million Data Retention Industry Grants Program. That’s just some of the recent law + tech news & views.  Happy reading …

Law + tech news round-up

Since my last post we now know who our Senators are and #censusfail dominated my Twitter feed for at least a week.  Rebecca Giblin & Kimberlee Weatherall have explained the sensible copyright reform we should do right now in Australia. And Sarah Jeong wrote on how moral panics about pictures of naked women shaped the web as we know it. That’s just some of the recent law + tech news & views.  Happy reading …

Law + tech news round-up

It’s been some time between posts  … since I last wrote, we’ve made it through the election, though the wait for results lead to some ‘e-voting’ thought bubbles ; while Mitch Fifield continues as Communications & Arts Minister, there’s new shadow Communications & Arts Ministers, and a new Minister assisting the PM on cyber security. Privacy concerns about the census haven’t been allayed in the past month and the “#siteblock” applications continue in the courts in Australia.   That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

In copyright news, Led Zeppelin won their jury trial over ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and the US anti-piracy notice scheme seems to have an uncertain future. Microsoft announced its purchase of LinkedIn and a UN Special Rapporteur released a report on freedom of expression, states and the private sector in the digital age. In Australia, the university sector is battling to understand their data retention obligations, and a man pleaded guilty to making rape threats on Facebook. With election day getting closer, Digital Rights Watch looked at where the parties stand on digital rights issues and Australian Privacy Foundation released their findings on the parties stance on privacy issues. …  That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.