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

Summary of the report concerning the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018

On 9 July 2020 the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) issued a report recommending amendments to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act). This report was produced in part in connection with, and will inform, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) review of the … Read more

DELAY PAYMENTS – TIPS FOR IMPROVING THEIR EFFECTIVENESS

Despite parties’ best intentions, we often find that the timelines parties commit to in negotiations are perhaps, in hindsight, overly optimistic or may not always accurately reflect (or anticipate) the realities of service delivery. The early stages of implementation can often be marked by delays, some of which may jeopardise project timescales, budgets and, in … Read more

Gaming: UK Government responds to DCMS Select Committee Report on Immersive and Addictive Technologies

The UK government has published a formal response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee’s report on Immersive and Addictive Technologies. The government’s response is likely to be broadly welcomed by the video games industry as the government has proposed to take a cautious, industry-led approach to the Committee’s key … Read more

The Omnibus Directive: A New Deal for EU Consumers – Part 2 – The objectives and provisions of the Omnibus Directive in focus

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 second of three blogs exploring the Omnibus Directive and what it means for stakeholders at all levels. In … Read more

Digital Services Act: European Commission commences consultation

On the 2 June 2020 the European Commission initiated an open public consultation as part of its evidence-gathering exercise to inform the contents of the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) legislative package (expected to be put forward in late 2020). The consultation seeks to gather views, evidence and data from a variety of interested parties … Read more