GDPR – Now the dust has settled
GDPR – Now the dust has settled
25 July 2018 | By  Michelle York  | Rick Shera
So you heard all the hype about the EU’s new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation and had good intentions to work out what it means for your business, but just like that the 25th of May came and went 2 months ago! Read More →
GDPR – Now the dust has settled
GDPR – Now the dust has settled
25 July 2018 | By  Michelle York  | Rick Shera
So you heard all the hype about the EU’s new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation and had good intentions to work out what it means for your business, but just like that the 25th of May came and went 2 months ago!
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Privacy Bill vs GDPR
Privacy Bill vs GDPR
08 May 2018 | By  Rick Shera
With this being Privacy Week in New Zealand, there being a New Zealand Privacy Bill in train, which would replace the current Privacy Act 1993, and now being only a couple of weeks away from 25 May 2918 on which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the European Union, here's some very high level thoughts on what we might want to discuss when looking at our Bill ...
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The Digital After Life... of cryptocurrencies
The Digital After Life... of cryptocurrencies
06 March 2018 | By  Rick Shera
A friend asked me the other day what she should do to make sure her cryptocurrency holding was dealt with properly if she died. She's way younger than me, but "you never know", she said. ...
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What's BKBM I hear you ask
What's BKBM I hear you ask
30 October 2017 | By  Rick Shera
If you've always wondered what BKBM is, the Reserve Bank explains ...
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Financial Markets Authority guidance on cryptocurrency services
Financial Markets Authority guidance on cryptocurrency services
29 October 2017 | By  Rick Shera
New Zealand's financial markets regulator, the FMA, has now issued comprehensive guidance on ICOs and cryptocurrency services generally ...
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Cybersecurity law is not just about privacy
Cybersecurity law is not just about privacy
01 October 2017 | By  Rick Shera
Cybersecurity law is not just about privacy. Sure, the loss of millions of personal records is always going to hit the headlines, but legal ramifications go much further than that.
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No Right to be Forgotten under Harmful Digital Communications Act
No Right to be Forgotten under Harmful Digital Communications Act
27 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
On the basis of this decision, it appears that the fears of some that the HDC Act would be used to chill free speech are not being borne out, and those seeking to expunge unhelpful past history from their online record in New Zealand will have to find another route ...
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Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
21 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
These are just some initial thoughts, but it is clear that no matter what happens on appeal, this case will have signification ramifications in both the copyright and criminal law spheres ...
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Rubbing Salt in the Cox Wound
Rubbing Salt in the Cox Wound
16 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
Having been slammed in 2016 with a USD25 million damages award by a US jury, Cox Communications has now had USD8 million costs award made against it in the case ...
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First Major Harmful Digital Communications Act case to be appealed
First Major Harmful Digital Communications Act case to be appealed
31 January 2017 | By  Rick Shera
It will be interesting to see whether the High Court on appeal can overcome the lack of evidence that saw a revenge porn victim's Harmful Digital Communications Act case rejected in the District Court ...
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A tale of two courts, two countries and two ISPs: iiNet and Cox
A tale of two courts, two countries and two ISPs: iiNet and Cox
19 August 2016 | By  Rick Shera
It is unusual to get cases in different jurisdictions with such similar facts that they allow us to directly compare the application of law in those jurisdictions. For copyright geeks, the comparison between the US case BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v Cox Communications, Inc and the Australian case Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited[1] is therefore something to be savoured...
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Of NARS and SNARS and copyright fair dealing
Of NARS and SNARS and copyright fair dealing
16 August 2016 | By  Rick Shera
In Sky Network Television Limited v Fairfax New Zealand Limited [2016] NZHC 1883 (12 August 2016), Justice Fogarty has found for the defendant, Fairfax, refusing SkyTV’s interim injunction application for copyright infringement.
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Harmful Digital Communications Act - Update
Harmful Digital Communications Act - Update
21 December 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 was passed into law with the changes suggested by the Select Committee incorporated ...
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