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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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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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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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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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ...
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User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has just released its much awaited decision in the ​Murray v Wishart defamation strikeout case. The case concerned​​ a campaign run by Mr and Mrs Murray, on Facebook and twitter​​, against the publication of a book by Mr Wishart and his publishing company concerning the death of the young Kahui twins.
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