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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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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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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Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
20 October 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The appeal in ​​​Watchorn v R [2014] NZCA 493 continues the Court of Appeal's narrow interpretation of what is meant by the word "property" in the computer crimes sections of the Crimes Act. The case involves Mr Watchorn, an employee of TAG Oil, downloading what the Court of Apeal describes as "extensive and sensitive geoscience data from TAG’s computer system onto a portable hard drive". ​​According to the penultimate appellate authority in New Zealand, that is not property.
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