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It is often thought that the law is slow, and unable to keep up with technological change - although it is important to note that this is not always the case.

More often than not, the law is sufficiently clear, but is effectively sitting in wait for someone to launch a challenge over a new piece of technology, in order for it to actually be applied.


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On 21st January 2019,  France’s data protection regulator, CNIL fined Google 50 million euros (AUD $80 million) for breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


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Oct 17, 2018 8:20:12 AM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

Holman Webb Partner, Tal Williams, talks to Lawyers Weekly about the future of signing your name, discussing various possibilities such as e-sigs, fingerprinting and retina scans. Listen to the podcast here


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On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury took the first step toward implementing the recently enacted Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) by publishing new regulations that empower the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review transactions that were not previously subject to CFIUS scrutiny.


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Sep 25, 2018 8:43:59 AM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

Many damaging cyber incidents occur as a result of employees, or ex-employees seeking unauthorised access to data and systems.  Indeed, more than a third of cyber breach incidents reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commission in the second quarter of 2018 arose as a result of compromised or stolen credentials and consequent unauthorised access.


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Sep 20, 2018 2:13:20 PM / by Tal Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial Technology Law

There is a well-known cartoon drawn by John Klossner that depicts a boxing ring. In one corner, ready for the fight, is data security, with firewalls, encryption, antivirus software etc. and in the other corner is your employee – Dave – wearing a t-shirt saying “human error”.


When it comes to mitigating cyber security incidents, there is no single step that organisations can take that will guarantee the safety of their data or system performance. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has recommended eight mitigation strategies that organisation should implement as a baseline defence against targeted cyber intrusions, ransomware and malicious insiders. These strategies are known as the ‘Essential Eight’.


Congratulations to Holman Webb’s Workplace Relations team for their nomination as finalists for Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2018


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