Law + tech news round-up

So that was January … Nuala O’Connor wrote on the Trump Administration’s erasing of Privacy Act coverage to non-U.S. persons;  some large UK ISPs are to start sending internet piracy warning letters, while in the US rights holders and telcos called it quits on their “copyright alert” system.   The long awaited Full Court decision on the case that started with Ben Grubb requesting his “metadata” from Telstra was handed down and Access Now found that governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 – suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech.  That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news.   Happy reading …

Law + tech news round-up

So 2016 … it’s been some time between posts.  Since my last round-up,  we’ve had the first #siteblock judgment; the appointment of a new eSafety Commissioner, the Productivity Commission released its report on Intellectual Property Arrangements, and the government is consulting on whether telecommunications data should be accessible for civil litigation. Further afield, the UK passed what has been described as “most invasive surveillance law in democratic history” and the European Court of Justice held that EU member states may not impose a general obligation to retain data on providers of electronic communications services.

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

Law + tech news round-up

Last week, the Attorney-General introduced the telecommunications sector security reform Bill into Parliament. Freedom House has released its annual ‘Freedom on the Net’ report. In Victoria, the government has announced an inquiry into suppression orders placed on court proceedings. And University of Melbourne researchers write that testing the strength of methods used to protect privacy in open data should not be a crime.  That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news.  Happy reading …

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 …