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CLOUD Act – Law enforcement access to cloud data

Amy Ryburn. 16 May 2018, 5:00 am
CLOUD Act – Law enforcement access to cloud data

Buddle Findlay's tech legal team discuss the US CLOUD Act and its implications for New Zealand.

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Microsoft vs the United States of America - law enforcement access to cloud data

Amy Ryburn. 28 March 2018, 6:37 am
Microsoft vs the United States of America - law enforcement access to cloud data

In 2018 the United States (US) Supreme Court will consider an important case regarding law enforcement's ability to access information stored in the cloud. This case will help determine the extent to which US law enforcement agencies may be able to access your data, regardless of what country it is stored in. 

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Copyright law reform

Amy Ryburn. 06 December 2017, 8:06 am
Copyright law reform

It's been a decade since the Copyright Act 1994 (the Act) was last updated, and during this time, we have seen so much change - New Zealand's technology and media sectors have both blossomed and we are constantly finding new ways to consume, collect and exploit information.

A guest post from law firm Buddle Findlay's ICT team

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Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia

Amy Ryburn. 13 June 2017, 6:00 am

Mandatory data breach reporting has been on the agenda in New Zealand for some time. While they may have some ground to make up on the rugby field, it is one area where our trans-Tasman cousins have s…

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What's in a name? - Enforcement powers and the Naming Policy under New Zealand's Privacy Act

Amy Ryburn. 08 June 2017, 6:47 am

New Zealand's Privacy Act provides a number of enforcement options to deal with information privacy breaches by organisations holding and using personal information (referred to in the Act as 'agencie…

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Another win for the computers - predictive coding discovery endorsed in Australian court

Amy Ryburn. 06 June 2017, 6:00 am

Late last year, the Supreme Court of Victoria released a judgment that resolutely approved the use of predictive coding (or TAR - technology assisted review) for the purpose of discovery in a large li…

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Five common mistakes when dealing with ICT project failures

Amy Ryburn. 01 November 2016, 7:14 am

ICT projects have a pretty high rate of failure in terms of the customer getting what they are expecting, on budget and on time. These projects are often complex and costly, can involve lengthy procur…

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Help! We need a contract for our RFP

Amy Ryburn. 05 September 2016, 6:19 am

TechBlog's resident legal expert Amy Ryburn talked about tender documents for ICT projects. They do tend to get tagged on to a tender at the last minute but with some thought, ICT projects don't have …

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Agile - Not just a line in a Statement of Work

Amy Ryburn. 08 August 2016, 5:33 am

Agile means very different things to different people. It is a bit of a buzz word at the moment and like all buzz words is easily captured by industry players.

But what does it mean for your projec…

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The Internet of Things - Legal Implications

Amy Ryburn. 04 July 2016, 6:21 am

The "Internet of Things" is growing at an exponential pace as more and more devices are connected to networks. The market has been estimated to be worth US$11 trillion per annum by 2025. While there a…

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Preparing for the GDPR - Europe's data protection law

Amy Ryburn. 17 June 2016, 6:56 am

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in May 2018. The GDPR, which will replace the Data Protection Directive, is designed to give European citizens greater prot…

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