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Privacy Commissioner investigates alleged sale of telco customer information
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 21 2016

Australia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is making enquiries into allegations that the personal information of customers of

Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Law Update - Volume 8 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 4 2016

Key developments during September 2016 in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) are summarised as follows. Queensland Supreme

Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: Building Vital Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, Global
  • October 25 2016

When Geoffrey Blainey contemplated ‘The Tyranny of Distance’ it’s unlikely he had internet connectivity in mind. After all, back in 1966 when the

NBN pricing model puts a hand break on speed
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • October 21 2016

This week we learnt that tests by NBN Co have achieved broadband speeds of up to 8.3 Gbps over short runs of copper. This is significant given the

Is it illegal to use a smartphone app to ‘TapeACall’?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • September 8 2016

Our smartphones can be used to order food or a private car, book flights, buy goods and send and receive multimedia across the world. Why then could

SPAM - It's Still Happening
  • Holman Webb
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

Readers would be familiar with the contents of the SPAM Act. Essentially, the Act requires that an electronic communication must not be sent without

Is privacy a no Go in your mobile app? PokéStop and think
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • July 22 2016

During Pokémon Go’s July 2016 launch, privacy groups raised concerns surrounding the scope of the app’s user data permissions request, and the scope

Productivity Commission releases Issues Paper in its USO inquiry
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 9 2016

Earlier this week the Productivity Commission released an Issues Paper in relation to its inquiry into the telecommunications Universal Service

The Internet of Things: Smart Objects, Not-So-Smart Users?
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • May 16 2016

In an age of IoT, your objects may be smart, but how smart are you when it comes to legal implications? According to the Altimeter Group, 87 of

Draft guidelines on disruption of access to online services by government agencies
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • May 4 2016

Under section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, a carrier or carriage service provider (which includes an Internet Service Provider (ISP