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Just in time: the full spectrum of amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure regime now passed
Insight 22 Apr 2022

The final anticipated amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) (SOCI Act) have been passed in the nick of time, making their way through the Senate in its last sitting before the 2022 Federal Election. These latest amendments introduce new and enhanced obligations for risk management programs and security respectively, and the concept of ‘systems of national significance’. ...

Australia clarifies its position on AI inventorship
Insight 20 Apr 2022

Australia has once again grappled with the vexed issue of whether patent protection should be granted for AI-generated inventions. The Full Court's decision means Australia's position on AI inventorship now aligns with that of the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, which have so far rejected AI inventorship. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments
Insight 12 Apr 2022

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law. We know you are busy, so our focus is on capturing key issues. ...

Survive and thrive – using tech to your advantage
Insight 30 Mar 2022

In our recent webinar, we discussed how in-house teams and law firms are creating value through technology and innovation. This Insight explores some of the common themes raised in the discussion and forum. ...

Have your say: government opens consultation on ADM and AI regulatory frameworks
Insight 30 Mar 2022

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is inviting responses to its recently released issues paper (Issues Paper) to inform future digital economy regulation in the areas of automated decision making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI). ...

Regulating crypto: Government releases consultation paper on proposed licensing and custody requirements
Insight 25 Mar 2022

The Federal Government is seeking feedback on a proposed new licensing regime for crypto asset secondary service providers (CASSPrs) and new requirements regulating custody of crypto assets. The new regime would potentially sit alongside the existing AFS licensing regime, with possible overlap and inconsistency in treatment of service providers. The Government is also seeking early views on how crypto assets should be defined and categorised as part of a 'crypto mapping' exercise. The consultation period runs until 27 May 2022. ...

Data-driven business
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In a digital economy, data is more valuable than ever. Well-planned use of data can transform all sectors and create new opportunities for growth. By the second half of this decade, the business landscape will be dominated by organisations ...

Proposed changes to FIRB approval rules
Insight 17 Feb 2022

On 14 February 2022, the Government released proposed changes to the FIRB approval rules, in the form of an exposure draft of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Regulations 2022 which would amend the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations 2015. We outline and comment on the changes proposed. ...

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