The Rise of Influencer Marketing: Lunch, listen and question

    The rise and convergence of social media, short form content and e-commerce has fuelled a boom in influencer marketing both in a B2C and B2B context. This has made it possible for brands to target their products and advertisements to specific consumers or businesses and consumer or business segments in a way that is more … Read more

    UK Telecoms (Security) Bill: Stronger cyber security controls for the UK telecoms sector with a sting in their tail

    Today the UK government introduced the Telecommunications (Security) Bill (the “Bill”) to Parliament, to more heavily regulate the UK telecoms sector and improve cyber security risk management, policy and enforcement. With significant sanctions for non-compliance, this “ground breaking” Bill is expected to provide the UK with “one of the toughest telecoms security regimes in the … Read more

    National Security and Investment Bill: A new dawn for review of foreign investment in the tech and comms sectors in the UK

    Yesterday the UK Government introduced the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) to Parliament, setting out significant legislative reforms which will overhaul the review of transactions on national security grounds in the UK, against a backdrop of tightening of foreign direct investment (FDI) regimes globally. If passed, the Bill will introduce for the first … Read more

    The European Parliament adopts two legislative initiatives setting out its stance on the Digital Service Act

    On 20 October 2020, the European Parliament set out its stance in relation to the upcoming Digital Service Act  (“DSA”), with Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) overwhelmingly approving two legislative initiative reports: one relating to improving the functioning of the single market and the other on adapting commercial and civil laws for commercial entities … Read more

    What the Federal Budget means for tech

    In an exciting Australian Federal Budget anchored around creating more jobs for Australians to boost the post-COVID-19 economic recovery, the Government maintained an eye on its broader mission for Australia to become a leading digital economy by 2030. Read more

    New DAT Bill promotes ‘seamless’ services and public sector data sharing

    On 13 September 2020, the Australian Government commenced consultation on the exposure draft of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill (the Bill), which is intended to enable greater data-sharing within government and to facilitate ‘seamless’ service delivery to the public. The Bill aims to minimise constraints on the sharing of public sector data between government … Read more

    Omnibus Directive: A New Deal for EU Consumers – Part 3

    On 7 January 2020 the European Commission’s Enforcement and Modernisation Directive (EU) 2019/2161 informally referred to as the Omnibus Directive) came into force and must be implemented in Member States by 28 November 2021. This is the third and final instalment of our three-part blog exploring the Omnibus Directive and what it means for stakeholders … Read more