Communications & Technology

Communications & Technology

Communications & Technology

Convergence, digitisation and a seemingly insatiable consumer appetite have driven significant change in the communications, media and technology industries. 

Perhaps more than any other industry, these fields, often synonymous with creativity and innovation, have permanently altered the way we interact, obtain information, work, learn and be entertained. They also operate, deliver services and communicate with their customers in ways unforeseen even five years ago. Today, we no longer turn exclusively to television, a newspaper or the internet, but expect to receive content and services through multiple media channels and technologies, often simultaneously.

The rapid change continues to bring new business models and services in key sectors such as entertainment, health and medicine, education and e-commerce, along with an increasingly complex regulatory and legal environment.

Corrs remains at the forefront on major developments affecting these dynamic industries and proudly advises some of Australia’s leading communications, media and technology companies.

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Big Brother is watching! Covert government and corporate regulator hacking in Australia

This article focuses on recent legislative developments regarding covert hacking in Australia that your organisation needs to be aware of, and also touches on some new legislative approaches being adopted in the USA.

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Digital disruption and demonstrations: Indonesia regulates transport and other apps

A new Transport Ministry regulation reflects increased attention on app providers.

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Ensure your R&D activities are not criminal activities

As of April 2016, it is now a criminal offence under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) (DTCA) to supply, publish or broker certain defence-related goods and technologies without an appropriate permit or approval.

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In-play betting – don't bet on it

The Corrs Gaming & Wagering practice group provide an update on in-play betting in Australia following the release of the Federal Government’s views about future changes to online gambling regulation.

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ACCC FAD sees dramatic price cuts for declared services

On 21 April 2016, the ACCC’s released its FAD setting out price and non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. The new FAD sets pricing significantly lower than the previous FAD, with some reductions close to 80%.

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Businesses Beware – are you caught by the Australian Consumer Law? Implications of the ACCC v Valve decision

Online and international businesses should consider whether they are subject to the ACL and amend their customer agreements to ensure compliance.

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Government gives cyber security the attention it requires and $230m boost

The Federal Government today launched its new Cyber Security Strategy, giving cyber security a $230m boost and the national attention it deserves. The strategy contains a five point action plan designed to build national cyber resilience and unlock

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Smart Cities: Making Australian Precinct Energy Networks a Reality

In this second article of our Smart Cities series, we look at how technologies that combine heating, cooling and electricity can transform Australia’s urban energy networks.

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5 key actions your business can take to manage data breach risk

There are a variety of reasons why you should take data breach risk management seriously, not the least of which is the Federal Government’s recent draft bill to introduce mandatory data breach notification requirements.

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Ideas boom full steam ahead - The Australian Government commits over $1 billion to science and innovation

The key measures that are front and centre of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Australia moves to introduce mandatory data breach notification

Consultation begins on a bill that would require businesses and government agencies to notify affected individuals and the regulator following a serious data breach.

More

Telstra takes on the ACCC’s access pricing determination

With $120 million in annual revenue at stake, Telstra is fighting a forced reduction to its wholesale prices.

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What it takes to be a sustainable, smart city: Urban innovation

How are cities responding to issues of congestion, aging infrastructure and pollution?

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What Google’s potential liability for defamation means for protecting your reputation

Why now more than ever is a good time to check what search results come up when you google yourself.

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Implementation issues with Australia’s new data retention laws

A recent survey found only 16% of telcos and ISPs considered themselves ready to retain and encrypt data in accordance with the new data retention laws.

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Big Brother is watching! Covert government and corporate regulator hacking in Australia

This article focuses on recent legislative developments regarding covert hacking in Australia that your organisation needs to be aware of, and also touches on some new legislative approaches being adopted in the USA.

Digital disruption and demonstrations: Indonesia regulates transport and other apps

A new Transport Ministry regulation reflects increased attention on app providers.

Ensure your R&D activities are not criminal activities

As of April 2016, it is now a criminal offence under the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) (DTCA) to supply, publish or broker certain defence-related goods and technologies without an appropriate permit or approval.

In-play betting – don't bet on it

The Corrs Gaming & Wagering practice group provide an update on in-play betting in Australia following the release of the Federal Government’s views about future changes to online gambling regulation.

ACCC FAD sees dramatic price cuts for declared services

On 21 April 2016, the ACCC’s released its FAD setting out price and non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. The new FAD sets pricing significantly lower than the previous FAD, with some reductions close to 80%.

Businesses Beware – are you caught by the Australian Consumer Law? Implications of the ACCC v Valve decision

Online and international businesses should consider whether they are subject to the ACL and amend their customer agreements to ensure compliance.

Government gives cyber security the attention it requires and $230m boost

The Federal Government today launched its new Cyber Security Strategy, giving cyber security a $230m boost and the national attention it deserves. The strategy contains a five point action plan designed to build national cyber resilience and unlock

Smart Cities: Making Australian Precinct Energy Networks a Reality

In this second article of our Smart Cities series, we look at how technologies that combine heating, cooling and electricity can transform Australia’s urban energy networks.

5 key actions your business can take to manage data breach risk

There are a variety of reasons why you should take data breach risk management seriously, not the least of which is the Federal Government’s recent draft bill to introduce mandatory data breach notification requirements.

Ideas boom full steam ahead - The Australian Government commits over $1 billion to science and innovation

The key measures that are front and centre of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Australia moves to introduce mandatory data breach notification

Consultation begins on a bill that would require businesses and government agencies to notify affected individuals and the regulator following a serious data breach.

Telstra takes on the ACCC’s access pricing determination

With $120 million in annual revenue at stake, Telstra is fighting a forced reduction to its wholesale prices.

What it takes to be a sustainable, smart city: Urban innovation

How are cities responding to issues of congestion, aging infrastructure and pollution?

What Google’s potential liability for defamation means for protecting your reputation

Why now more than ever is a good time to check what search results come up when you google yourself.

Implementation issues with Australia’s new data retention laws

A recent survey found only 16% of telcos and ISPs considered themselves ready to retain and encrypt data in accordance with the new data retention laws.

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Andrew Messenger

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6721
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David Yates

Partner Perth +61 8 9460 1806
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Eddie Scuderi

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9319
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Eugenia Kolivos

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6316
Frances Wheelahan

Frances Wheelahan

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3380
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Helen Clarke

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9818
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James North

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Jim Micallef

Special Counsel Sydney +61 2 9210 6714
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Jodie Burger

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Justin Gay

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Matthew Craven

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Matthew Muir

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Philip Catania

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Richard Leder

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Sophie Bradshaw

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9399
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Thomas Jones

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6750