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Dark web
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?
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Artificial Intelligence
Legal challenge over decision that AI machines cannot be granted patents
A legal challenge is being prepared to overturn the Intellectual Property Office's (IPONZ) decision not to recognise a machine as an inventor.
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Artificial Intelligence
Rage against the machine: Can an AI programme be an inventor?
New Zealand has been caught by a global fight between humans and machines that might define intellectual property rights for the rest of the century.
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Endpoint Protection
NZ Govt security information bill passes its first reading
“The Bill adds to the Government’s work to strengthen New Zealand’s protections against security threats, in line with the recommendations of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the March 15 mosques attack."
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Cyber-worries delaying move to digital, says Deloitte
The report, commissioned by VMware, states that the Asia Pacific is delaying digitalisation due to fear of cyber-attacks.
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Australia needs to embrace legislation that encourages an on-demand economy
“Just as the Fair Work Act has been so important in providing a foundation of standards for the traditional workplace, an equivalent is now needed to build on this for modern ways of working."
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Commerce Commission
PB Tech fined $77k by District Court for ‘extensive failings’
The company plead guilty to charges brought by the ComCom, and was fined for failing to meet its duties under the Fair Trade Act when selling extended warranties.
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Third-party support cemented with Rimini Street win
Rimini Street seeks a further US $41.3m in appeals after Court rules third-party support is in lawful competition with direct maintenance services.
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How MSSPs must protect data in the breach disclosure era
The penalties for non-compliance can be upward of four percent of a company’s global turnover.
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Managing the information paradox in the NDB/GDPR era
Businesses need a solution that helps manage compliance and audits while making it simple for the right people to access the data they need.
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Going cashless to end the black economy: MYOB supports Aus Govt findings
The Black Economy Taskforce released the findings from its recent report that it will tackle large cash payments.
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EBOOK: Don't get caught out by the updated Anti-Money Laundering Act
It’s estimated that the new legislation will more than quadruple the number of businesses affected in New Zealand.
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Machine learning
Machine learning is great but does it need regulation?
Otago Uni’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project think legislation should be a major consideration during the Kiwi AI revolution.
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Inland Revenue
IRD myIR site to shut down on Thursday for major system upgrades
myIR will be switched off from Thursday afternoon at 3pm until Tuesday, April 17 at 8am so the latest round of changes can be made.
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Aus Govt urging payroll providers to prepare for new legislation
From July 1, Australian employers with 20 or more employees will need to use STP-enabled software to report employees’ tax and super information.
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Now's the time for Aussie firms to review their security, say vendors
Australians simply aren’t prepared for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, even just with less than two weeks to go before the scheme takes effect.
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Data breach
Applying best practice identification to prepare for Notifiable Data Breaches
The NDB scheme will mean businesses could be facing penalties of up to $360,000 for individuals and $1.8 million for body corportates.
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Govt aims for fairer wages, higher bargaining power with new employment legislation
Under the proposed amendment bill, 90-day trial periods for new workers will only be available to businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
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PledgeMe to explore Australian market as equity crowdfunding legislation changes
PledgeMe has received a spot in the HotDesQ programme run by the Queensland government and will be setting up in Brisbane.