Law + tech news round-up

You’ve only got until 12 February 2016 to have a say on proposed changes to Australia’s copyright law; OpenAustralia Foundation explained how Geordie Guy’s FOI application made big news and how you can use Right to Know too, telcos raised serious concerns with proposed national security laws  and Victoria Police want to shoot GPS trackers at fleeing cars.   That’s just some of the recent law + tech news.

Happy reading  …

Law + tech news round-up

Scope creep – data retention has been back in the news with FOI applications used to find out who wants to access your data; the legal battle continues over access to George Brandis’ appointments diary, NYC consumer affairs are investigating hackable baby monitors and the ABC reported that an Indonesian government agency is using a Sydney server to run the notorious spyware FinFisher.

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

Law + tech news round-up

Bernard Keane highlighted the implications for whistleblowing of the Briggs affair; tech giants in the UK raised significant concerns about the Investigatory Powers Bill, over 200 organisations & individuals united in a call for strong encrpytion #securityforall; Stilgherrian explained that Australia might do ‘dumb things’ with crypto in 2016, and Yelp doesn’t want to be the protest site for ‘Making a Murderer’. That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading  …

Law + tech news round-up

Google was ordered to pay $100,000 in a defamation case; Telstra won an appeal against an order to hand over journalist’s data,the government released an exposure draft of copyright law reforms, and Wired wrote that 2015 was the year of insecure things. That’s just some of the law + tech news from the past few weeks.

Happy reading and happy new year …