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The formation of a global partnership to ensure legal protections for good faith (bona fide) zero day researchers has been enacted by the Paris-based not-for-profit Cybersecurity Advisor Network (CyAN), with such research illegal in some jurisdictions, putting modern life at serious risk. We speak to Peter Coroneos, CyAN VP, to find out more.

Published in Guest Interviews

The formation of a global partnership to ensure legal protections for good faith (bona fide) zero day researchers has been enacted by the Paris-based not-for-profit Cybersecurity Advisor Network (CyAN), with such research illegal in some jurisdictions, putting modern life at serious risk. We speak to Peter Coroneos, CyAN VP, to find out more.

Published in Security

Encryption laws and distrust in digital security cited as primary reason for potential economic fallout in Australia, according to the Internet Society.

Published in Technology Regulation

This is Part 2 of a three part discussion on Australia's cybersecurity legislation, looking at how the Federal Australian Government’s proposed changes to our surveillance laws took everyone by surprise - and what happens next.

Published in Technology Regulation

The first in a three part discussion on Australia's cybersecurity legislation covering changes to critical infrastructure laws, surveillance laws and mandatory data retention laws has been published by Peter Coroneos, the International Vice President of CyAN, the Cybersecurity Advisors Network.

Published in Technology Regulation

Consumer groups Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia have called for a “radical” overhaul of privacy laws they say will provide greater protections for consumers to counterbalance the “increased use and exploitation of big data by business and industry”.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Given the current Covid-19 crisis and the greater shift to digital channels by customers, the need for digital accessibility is paramount. However, many business leaders in Australia are often unaware of their organisation’s accessibility obligations by law or can be overwhelmed by a myriad of technical hurdles when it comes to implementation.

Published in Business IT

Australia’s electricity retailers and generators are prohibited from keeping consumer and small business electricity prices unnecessarily high when costs fall, under new guidelines issued by the competition regulator, the ACCC, aimed at protecting consumers and businesses from excessive electricity prices.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has released draft guidelines on how electricity retailers and generators should comply with three new laws designed to reduce the price of electricity for consumers.

Published in Energy

Tech giant IBM has said it favours changes to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make Internet companies accountable for content that their users post on their platforms.

Published in Technology Regulation

Broadcast giant Foxtel has been caught in a crackdown on compliance with telemarketing laws and fined $25,200 for breaching requirements for telemarketers to end a call immediately when asked.

Published in Technology Regulation

A crackdown on prohibited and unlicensed offshore gambling sites by the Australian Communications and Media Authority has forced 33 prominent offshore wagering sites to withdraw from Australian markets over 12 months, according to a newly released report.

Published in Technology Regulation

Ireland-based global fintech Priviti has launched in Australia as the country prepares for the imposition of new Open Banking legislation and the Consumer Data Right which require major banks to make data on credit and debit card, deposit and transaction accounts available by July 2019 and mortgages by February 2020.

Published in Data

ACCC chair Rod Sims is advocating for changes to business-to-business “unfair” contract terms in standard form contracts, saying there is a strong case to both strengthen the law and introduce penalties for breaking it.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s transport ministers have agreed to co-operate to pave the way for the drafting of new national driving laws for automated vehicles.

Published in Technology Regulation

New laws to protect critical infrastructure from malicious attack are a crucial step forward in protecting Australia’s economic nervous system from cyber attack, according to cyber security firm Macquarie Government.

Published in Security

Data-driven innovation has allowed consumers to search for better products and deals instantaneously and allows providers to price discriminate based on minute-by-minute demand analysis – but it also creates opportunities for collusion, according to the chief of the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Published in Data

The South Australian Government is introducing new laws designed to make it easier for people working in the state’s justice system to send documents electronically.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Second hand goods retailer Cash Converters has announced it supports the Federal Government’s review of the ‘national small amount credit contract laws.’

Published in Home Tech

Start-ups will be significantly assisted by new laws on share scheme taxation, according to a new report from professional services firm KPMG.

Published in Strategy
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