Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:14

2016 – the year of big brother

The year 2016 may go down as the year rivalling George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 – the final coffin nail to a person’s right to Internet privacy was hammered in by masses of global legislation.

Published in Security

December 1 — today — is the day when NSW P-Plate drivers can no longer use a mobile phone, even if it is in a proper cradle, for GPS, texting, or phone calls. The use of dedicated GPS devices in a cradle is fine.

Published in Technology Regulation

A UK court’s refusal to overturn a request for the blocking of sites in the country dealing in counterfeit luxury products has prompted Internet Australia to repeat its call for the repeal of Australia’s Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 — the so-called site-blocking law 2015  passed by federal parliament in the middle of last year.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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