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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Maddocks receives Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation for 14th consecutive year February 21, 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Maddocks has once again been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for its initiatives in achieving gender equality. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation today from … Continued

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ACCC’s 2018 enforcement priorities – what you need to know February 20, 2018

Background If 2017 was the year that the ACCC emphasised consumer and small business protection (including an effective focus on achieving higher penalties), 2018 is set to be the year of cartels and the continued … Continued

Technology, Media & Telecommunications Blog

  • 2017: In Review – The biggest tech trends and events of the year

    2017 has been another frenetic and significant year for the technology sector. In keeping with Commvault and Maddocks’ joint mission to deliver you practical guidance, our end of year wrap-up highlights the most significant technology … Continued

  • ACCC issues extensive report on communications market

    The ACCC has issued an extensive draft report detailing its market study of the communications sector which includes 29 recommendations spanning a wide range of competition and consumer issues in communications markets. This follows on … Continued

  • Massive Equifax data breach – a timely reminder (of what not to do)

    Another massive data breach has hit the news with US listed ‘global information solutions company’ Equifax Inc. announcing a cybersecurity ‘incident’ potentially impacting a whopping 143 million US consumers. To put this into context – … Continued

  • Procure IT v3.2 on the way

    3 July 2017 As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, on 26 November 2015 it was announced in the NSW government’s Digital+2016 strategy paper that a new version of Procure IT was anticipated for release … Continued

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop – Day 2

    TechKnowChat’s intrepid reporter Sean Field, Special Counsel, reports on the second and final day of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop. It’s another beautiful day in DC as mini heat-wave … Continued

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop – Day 1

    Sean Field, Special Counsel, reports from on the ground at the first day of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop being held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA on 16 May 2017 … Continued

  • Copyright, confidentiality and construction

    In the recent case of IPC Global v Pavetest Pty Ltd (No 3) [2017[ FAC 82, the Federal Court of Australia examined the overlap of copyright and confidentiality in the construction industry. IPC alleged that … Continued

  • Technology in contracting

    Councils often ask us – how can we use technology to simplify contracting? Using electronic signatures is one way of streamlining operations. But are they binding like an ordinary signature? In short, they are. Electronic … Continued

  • The ‘un-electronic’ nature of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth)

    The interconnected and technological nature of modern commerce means that commercial transactions are, more often than not, conducted and executed electronically. In this regard, electronic signatures are almost always an integral part of such electronic … Continued

  • Optus wins significant copper network access matter

    We’ve advised Optus in its successful defence against attempts by Telstra to charge it a higher rate for access to the Telstra copper network. In a significant win for consumers, the Federal Court yesterday confirmed an … Continued