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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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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Encouraging positive and masking negative reviews – Lessons from ACCC v Meriton November 24, 2017

Following our report from November last year, The Federal Court has found that Meriton Serviced Apartments (Meriton) engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in circumstances where it adopted a scheme preventing unfavourable reviews for its properties … Continued


Being at the forefront of change can empower businesses and organisations to adapt their business models and embrace technologies that are shaping their industries. Having a keen grasp of the legal and regulatory environment that impacts the implementation of these technologies can position you ahead of the curve.

We will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to move forward confidently into an increasingly digital landscape. Through this blog, we will share our intel and experiences in all aspects of industry in easily digestible ‘byte-size’ pieces.

  • An opportunity to express your views on the governance of the internet in Australia

    The Commonwealth Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield announced a review of the management of Australia’s .au internet domain in October 2017 (DOCA Review). The team undertaking the review at … Continued

  • Spam leaves a bitter taste

    TPG Internet Pty Limited (TPG) has been fined $360,000 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for not unsubscribing customers who requested to stop receiving marketing messages and therefore breaching the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) … 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

  • ACDC in the USA (and why it won’t play down under)

    The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Bill (ACDC) was introduced recently into the US Congress. If passed on its current terms it will amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make limited hacking back legal … Continued

  • A mandate for the Essential Eight

    On 25 October 2017, the Federal Parliament’s Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit released its Report 467: Cybersecurity Compliance Inquiry based on Auditor-General’s report 42 (2016-17) (Report) containing recommendations coming out of the Australian … Continued

  • The Australian connection to Singapore’s cybersecurity sling

    Singapore is currently in the midst of finalising revisions to its cybersecurity laws by way of a draft Cybersecurity Bill, which is expected to be passed by the Singapore Parliament in 2018 (Singapore Bill). The … Continued

  • What’s that, Skip? Not a secure IoT device? Cyber Security Standards and the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) – the interconnection of devices via the internet to send and receive data – represents a dramatic shift in service-delivery across the private and public sectors. The ability for everyday … Continued

  • Credit card details hacked from global hotel chain

    The vulnerability of credit card data has been brought to light again, with the Hyatt Corporation announcing late last week unauthorised access to payment card information. The information relates to cards manually entered or swiped … Continued

  • Minister Tehan launches ACSC 2017 Threat Report

    On the 10 October 2017, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, in his capacity as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, launched the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 Threat Report. This author attended the … Continued

  • Consultation open for draft Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme resources

    On 29 September, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published new draft resources to assist organisations to prepare for the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDB Scheme), which commences on 22 February 2018. Consultation … Continued

Our authors are passionate about technology and the legal and regulatory environment in which it operates. In their work with clients, they invest time to foster industry knowledge and want to proactively share this with you. They come from different backgrounds, exhibit a range of personalities and interest areas, and offer an all-around perspective on an ever-changing industry.

To ignite or contribute to a discussion, please feel welcome to comment on one of our posts or contact the below thought leaders:

 Sonia Sharma Sonia Sharma | Editor
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Will Shiel Will Shiel | Editor
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Christopher Russo | Contributor
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