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Update strengthens legal avenues for online copyright rights holders
Insight 24 Apr 2015

Telecommunications industry body the Communications Alliance has submitted an updated Copyright Notice Scheme to allow rights holders to better use existing legal avenues to defend their rights The updated Notice Scheme resolves a number of issues that were left open when the first draft of the ...

United States implements novel sanctions regime to combat cyber threats
Insight 22 Apr 2015

President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order enabling the US Department of Treasury to implement targeted sanctions against foreign individuals or entities whose cyber-enabled activities result in significant threats to the national security foreign policy economic health or financial ...

Website-blocking injunctions to prevent online piracy
Insight 14 Apr 2015

In an effort to reduce the rate of online copyright infringement the Australian Government has introduced a Bill that will allow copyright owners to apply for an injunction requiring internet service providers to take steps to block piracy websites from their users Senior Associate Jonathan ...

Federal Government passes wide-ranging data retention laws
Insight 08 Apr 2015

Telecommunications and internet service providers will incur significant new compliance costs under the Federal Government's controversial new data retention laws. ...

Start-ups rev your engines: proposed ESS tax concessions to benefit the start-up sector
Insight 02 Apr 2015

New tax legislation has been introduced to Parliament that contains tax concessions for employees of small start-up companies who are granted employee shares and options Partner Sarah Bernhardt and Senior Associate Shaun Cartoon members of Allens Accelerate team report ...

The fintech phenomenon - risks and opportunities
Insight 01 Apr 2015

Everyone is talking about fintech What is it And what does it mean for the financial services industry and for regulation ...

ASIC highlights importance of cyber resilience
Insight 01 Apr 2015

Key cyber risks faced by ASICs regulated population as well as the legal and compliance obligations to manage those risks are highlighted in a new ASIC report ASIC also identifies steps entities can take to address the risks The report marks a growing focus on cyber security issues by ASIC which is ...

First enforceable undertaking under new privacy laws
Insight 31 Mar 2015

Optus has become the first organisation to enter into an enforceable undertaking with the Privacy Commissioner since reforms to the Privacy Act took effect in March 2014 Partner Michael Pattison and Associate Byron Frost examine the circumstances surrounding Optuss voluntary data breach ...

Sensible changes proposed to the Australian taxation of ESS interests
Insight 27 Mar 2015

Sensible changes have been proposed to the taxation of employee share schemes in the new tax legislation before parliament. ...

Data deal - mandatory data breach notification laws to be introduced as trade-off for controversial metadata retention regime
Insight 05 Mar 2015

The Federal Government in a surprising and highly significant move for companies in Australia has committed to enacting a mandatory data breach notification scheme before the end of 2015 which will apply to all Australian companies currently subject to the Privacy Act The proposal is not limited to ...