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UK's cybersecurity laws 'crying out for reform'
"The Computer Misuse Act is crying out for reform. It needs to be future- and technology-proofed to ensure it can meet the challenges of protecting the embedded internet-based culture we all live in and depend on."
Meet Rentbot, the chatbot that can help with tenancy law
If you find yourself in a tricky situation - or if you just want to understand your rights as a landlord or tenant, you can now turn to a chatbot for help.
IP theft: A global issue catching NZ businesses off guard
“We have this incredible record of innovation in New Zealand. But our innovative businesses haven’t always been meticulous in shoring up their IP."
South Island law firm recognised by UN for gender equality
A South Island legal startup that has successfully conquered much of the South Island has been recognised by the United Nations.
Australia's law firms facing 'serious but not insurmountable' cyber flaws
"Trials could also be affected if key documents related to arguments are inaccessible due to a ransomware attack."
Mobile trader fines hit $1.56m with $330k for Mobile Shop
Auckland-based Mobile Shop pleaded guilty to 24 charges, 12 under the Fair Trading Act and 12 under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.
Clyde & Co appoints Sydney-based cybersecurity partner
Clyde & Co expects that breach notification requirements will lead to an increase in demand for specialised advice across Australia this year.
2018 a 'defining year for privacy', says NZ law firm
“The rise in use of ‘big data’ technologies will continue to present both opportunities and challenges for business and in government in 2018."
While the AU govt praises the new US Cloud Act, others aren't so welcoming
"Timely access to electronic data held by communications service providers is an essential component of government efforts to protect public safety."
Australian law firm builds hybrid cloud strategy on Nutanix OS
“Our IT teams are genuinely happier - they’re not fighting fires, staying late or over the weekends to fix bugs and outages."
Singapore hackathon triumphs 'data protection by design'
Data protection by design considers the protection of personal data from the earliest possible design stage, and throughout the operational lifecycle.
AU Govt warned to take hard look in mirror after UK 'Snooper's Charter' ruled illegal
This week the UK Court of Appeal ruled that surveillance under the UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act was illegal.
Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
Auckland District Law Society gets behind digital alternative to paper signing
Secure Signing offers a digital alternative to traditional paper signing.
Are you ready for the new Australian NDB regulations?
Immature governance, risk and compliance investments by majority of Aussie organisations are inadequate to support NDB requirements.
Public feedback demands clarity in Singapore's draft Cybersecurity Bill
The Singapore Government has revealed stakeholders’ feedback from the country’s draft Cybersecurity Bill.
In depth: A lawyer's perspective on ethical hacking & penetration testing in Asia
What is‘ethical hacking’ in an organisation and are there any grey areas in the law? We sat down with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Jack Ow to find out.
Page Seager launches tech to automate preparation of legal documents
Law firms complete an online questionnaire which then automatically generates the legal document the user needs.
Japan & India stand together for stronger cyber policy
The dialogue included cyber threats, mitigation, the cyber policy landscape and future possible bilateral cooperation areas.
Reserve Bank keeps watchful eye on security; steers away from prescriptive rules
The Reserve Bank is letting the finance sector, regulators and other authorities steer their own course through cyber issues and security.
NZ energy innovation bill speeds through its third reading in parliament
"This bill will help reduce transport sector emissions by encouraging the uptake of electric-vehicles."
Your webinar invite: Australia’s new data breach laws and how to revamp your security
Organisations risk becoming non-compliant with data breach laws - Here's how your organisation can navigate the regulations and tighten your security.
Interview: Gemalto's Rana Gupta talks secure breaches, encryption and cyber attacks
Your company's information is always at risk of being stolen, but what if that stolen information is encrypted - and worthless to hackers?
Mandatory Data Breach Reporting – what you need to start doing right now
Take heed or be caught out - Cyber-Risk puts together some tips to help you prepare for the breach reporting laws.