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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

In-play betting - don't bet on it
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

On 28 April 2016, the Federal Government announced that it will introduce legislation ‘as soon as possible’ to enforce the intent of the Interactive

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Quarterly Regional Update: A Snapshot of the Past Year & A Look Ahead
  • Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, India, USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2016

As we enter into 2016, we are very excited to share with you the significant legal developments in the technology, media and telecommunications

Internet of Things: Some Legal and Regulatory Implications
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • February 26 2016

There is no widely accepted definition of the Internet of Things (IoT). It has been variously described as "the third wave of the internet", "a