Law news stories
Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?
It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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Innovating legal: Why now & how intelligent automation can help
A wave of innovation is impacting every aspect of the legal profession, as the sector becomes more client-centred and future-focused.
How to keep true, accurate records for legal compliance
Failing to capture true and accurate records can lead to companies being in breach of the law, as well as the risk of breaching contracts with clients.
ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
ComCom accuses Becextech of a number of breaches, including false price claims.
New tech startup looks to help lawyers and finance pros
StructureFlow has launched to market, dubbing itself as a tech startup with the mission of helping lawyers and finance professionals visualise complex legal structures and transactions.
Thomson Reuters takes law research solution up a notch
The new version of Westlaw aims to assist legal practitioners in boutique firms by speeding up the often time-consuming research process.
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.