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 ... Read More →
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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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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Make sure you have evidence for your goods or services claims. Unsubstantiated claims are illegal
Make sure you have evidence for your goods or services claims. Unsubstantiated claims are illegal
02 October 2017 | By  Eesha Karamchandani  | Rick Shera
Changes to Commerce Act 1986 seek to enhance competition
Changes to Commerce Act 1986 seek to enhance competition
05 July 2017 | By  Lowndes Jordan  | Tom Pasley
Reminder for retailers:  Misleading consumers about their rights can lead to hefty fines
Reminder for retailers: Misleading consumers about their rights can lead to hefty fines
19 January 2016 | By  Olivia Porter
Ten Australian Harvey Norman franchisees have been fined a total of $286,000 for making false or misleading representations regarding consumer guarantee rights.
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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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Privacy Implications of Westpac's Release of Nicky Hager's Personal Information
Privacy Implications of Westpac's Release of Nicky Hager's Personal Information
28 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
We've heard this week that Westpac Bank voluntarily provided the New Zealand Police with author Nicky Hager's bank account information, without requiring a production order or warrant from the Court. The information was apparently requested on the basis that it might reveal information about the person known as Rawshark ...
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Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
Video of Rick Shera's Keynote address to National Digital Forum Conference 2014 - Teh Intarweb: It'll be the death of us all
04 December 2014 | By  Rick Shera
What happens to our digital assets - the things we post online on social media platforms, blogs etc and to our social media accounts themselves, after we die?
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Carriage and Delivery of Goods
Carriage and Delivery of Goods
18 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
Increased limit under Carriage of Goods Act 1979 and new guarantee as to delivery under Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
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Goodbye to Postal Rule
Goodbye to Postal Rule
04 June 2014 | By  Rick Shera
In the days when most things went by physical post, in envelopes, delivered by actual people, in real life, mostly on bikes, the law developed the the postal rule. It is an exception to the general rule of contract formation ...
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The devil’s in the details: validity of financing statements
The devil’s in the details: validity of financing statements
11 December 2013 | By  Rachael Cederwall  | 
In a recent decision, Polymers International Ltd v Toon [2013] NZHC 1897, the High Court held that, when registering a financing statement against a debtor company on the Personal Property Securities Register, the omission of the company number from the financing statement was seriously misleading...
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Supplier’s Guarantee ‘As to Delivery’ of Consumer Goods
Supplier’s Guarantee ‘As to Delivery’ of Consumer Goods
06 September 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt
The Consumer Law Reform Bill (Bill) proposes to amend the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (CGA) by introducing an additional supplier’s guarantee ‘as to delivery’ in Part I of the CGA...
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But is user generated content really advertising?
But is user generated content really advertising?
01 August 2013 | By  Rick Shera
I've written before about what seems to be a difference of opinion between the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and its Australian cousin, the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB), as to whether user generated comments (UGC) are subject to their respective codes ...
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