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Spotlight: Cyber breach at Target
Insight 05 Sep 2017

There's a joke in the cyber security industry that there are two types of companies: those that know they have been hacked, and those that haven't yet found out. In November 2013, Target Corporatio ...

Excessive payment surcharging reforms
Insight 11 Jul 2017

As of 1 September 2017, merchants will be prohibited from charging excessive payment surcharges for certain payment methods. Under the new rules, businesses can only pass on to customers what it ...

Ransomware attacks on the rise
Insight 29 Jun 2017

Partner Partner Partner Partner Michael Park With an upward trend in large-scale ransomware attacks and the number of data breaches reported globally, mandatory data breach notification will become law in Australia in February 2018. ...

Competition news
Insight 26 Jun 2017

Tribunal approves Tabcorp–Tatts merger The Australian Competition Tribunal has granted Tabcorp authorisation to acquire Tatts Group, subject to Tabcorp undertaking that it will divest its Odyssey ...

The efficacy of e-signatures
Insight 08 Apr 2017

Diccon Loxton Diccon Loxton Diccon Diccon Loxton Loxton By Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton There are significant commercial benefits in executing documents electronically, and Allens has adopted e-signature (using DocuSign) as a ...

Crowd sourced equity funding to gain traction with new legislation
Insight 23 Mar 2017

After a difficult journey, both Houses have passed the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 – introducing a new funding avenue for Australian startups and an opportunity for ...

ASIC announces fintech licensing exemptions
Insight 19 Dec 2016

As part of its implementation of the 'regulatory sandbox' for fintech companies, ASIC is providing relief for certain fintech businesses from the obligation to hold an Australian financial services ...

Landmark Productivity Commission report on data availability and use
Insight 24 Nov 2016

The Productivity Commission has released a landmark draft report on the ability of individuals, businesses and government to access and use data in Australia. The report criticises Australia's ...

Worth the wait? Release of draft mandatory data breach notification laws
Insight 25 Oct 2016

Following a period of industry consultation, the Federal Government has introduced updated legislation that will introduce a mandatory data breach notification scheme. The new Bill will amend the ...

E-signature - a case study, but not a test case
Insight 29 Sep 2016

A recent New South Wales Court of Appeal decision concerned a guarantee purportedly signed by e-signature without the guarantor's knowledge. It is an interesting case-study, though the decision is ...