On Tuesday night the Australian Senate voted to accept the Government's amendments to the Corporations Act, restoring the ability for companies to use electronic signatures and hold virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) until 31st March 2022.
Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has welcomed the push by the Federal Parliament’s security committee to “rein in” the sweeping new hacking powers proposed to be handed to national security agencies under the Identify and Disrupt Bill.
Australian OT cyber security firm Secolve is partrnering with US-based security software specialist SecurityGate.io in a move they say streamlines the complicated process for critical infrastructure businesses “scrambling” to get ahead of sweeping changes to national cyber security laws.
While the world scrambled to be GDPR-compliant it appears companies are barely striving to do the minimum when it comes to modern slavery laws and disclosure. The legislation might be considered the GDPR of the supply chain but is becoming little more than a box-ticking exercise by big Australian corporates.
IT and business consulting services firm CGI is supplying a new digital licensing platform to manage the various licenses, registrations, permits and certificates required by New South Wales Government agencies to promote public safety and ensure compliance with legislation.
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.
Regional Australia Bank has become the first accredited Data Recipient under the Consumer Data Right (CDR), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission legislation designed to help bring about an era of Open Banking in Australia.
The Australian Government is investing $1.67 billion in its 2020 cyber security strategy which it says will protect and strengthen the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and ensure law enforcement agencies have the powers and technical capabilities to detect, target, investigate and disrupt cyber crime – including on the dark Web.
The ability of Australia’s enforcement agencies to operate effectively in a digital environment where bad actors have increasingly employed encrypted communications to attempt to conceal their activities from authorities, has been identified by lobby group Communications Alliance as one of the key objectives to be considered in Federal Parliament’s review of amendments to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act.
The Assistance and Access Bill was passed in late 2018 but despite its nickname "the encryption bill" it promotes insecurity and a dangerous global precedent, says the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. Expecting Parliament to commence a review of the bill today, Internet Australia calls for the INSLM recommendations to be accepted.
New legislation has just come into force in Australia, enshrining in law access to broadband services for all Australians regardless of where they live, and which the Federal Government says "guarantees" broadband access for everyone.
Australia’s 'bush' communications group - the Rural Regional and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) - has called for all sides of politics to support the passage through the Senate of The Telecommunications Reform Package legislation.
VENDOR PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT. By Jonathan Jackson: There’s little doubt the cannabis sector is primed for massive growth: legalisation continues across the globe, the benefits of cannabis and hemp are receiving greater recognition, and market acceptance is improving.
VENDOR PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT. There’s little doubt the cannabis sector is primed for massive growth: legalisation continues across the globe, the benefits of cannabis and hemp are receiving greater recognition, and market acceptance is improving.
A clear licensing framework is needed for space-based communications networks and systems, according to telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance, which has welcomed the telecoms regulator ACMA’s intention to undertake a staged revision of the assessment of all space/space receive and earth/earth receive apparatus licences.
Reform plans designed to strengthen the online safety of Australians are under consideration by the Federal Government, with the Government commencing public consultation on a proposed new Online Safety Act.
Telcos are required to do a welfare check on people who have tried to call during a large network outage of telecommunications systems, under newly legislated rules for emergency call services in Australia.
The minister responsible for delivery of the national broadband network says the introduction of 5G services in Australia is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the NBN Co's business plan – and has swept aside "premature" talk about privatisation of the network.
Open banking holds enormous potential to reshape the banking industry and the broader economy, as well bringing greater control and benefits to Australian consumers and small businesses, according to a fintech practice leader at professional services firm KPMG.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has a somewhat predictable way of dealing with what looks like an approaching crisis: write an op-ed that recommends some fanciful Utopian remedy for all the world's ills — that, presumably, will also cover Facebook — and hope that it will get enough traction to prevent regulation.
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