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Google vs the court system of New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 23 May 2018, 7:23 am

When companies collect our data, take our money and offer up services, are they bound by the laws of the country in which they operate?

Google, apparently, says no.

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Public versus Private: the future of R&D in NZ

Paul Brislen. 21 May 2018, 7:20 am

R&D was the big winner on the day in this year's Budget, but the changes leave Callaghan Innovation somewhat out in the cold. With no money to hand out, where to now for the government's flagship agency?

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Paul Brislen. 18 May 2018, 5:13 pm

What's in the Budget for the tech sector?
What FAANG all about and should we worry?
The Net Neutrality bill is sent packing. But the fight's not over yet.

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CLOUD Act – Law enforcement access to cloud data

Amy Ryburn. 16 May 2018, 5:00 am

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

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Paul Brislen. 11 May 2018, 4:00 pm

So it's a strategy ye be after, and no mistake... Let's make sure Novopay doesn't happen again... OK, Computer.

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Paul Brislen. 04 May 2018, 6:14 pm

How do you eat an elephant? How do you know I'm not a software construct? How do you derail an entire political process?

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RIP Cambridge Analytica…

Paul Brislen. 03 May 2018, 7:54 am

After a disastrous month of bad publicity and collapsing sales, data-crunching firm Cambridge Analytica has closed its entire operation, but Facebook continues to go from strength to strength with the…

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What's up with WhatsApp?

Paul Brislen. 02 May 2018, 7:38 am

Jan Koum, the chief executive and co-founder of message app powerhouse WhatsApp has resigned, apparently over disagreements with Facebook over privacy and encryption.

In a move that could cost him …

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Refresh for NZ's cyber security regime

Paul Brislen. 16 April 2018, 8:35 am

The government's cyber-security environment is to be refreshed as the number of threats facing New Zealand grows ever steadily upward.

IT and Communications minister, Clare Curran, has called for t…

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Paul Brislen. 06 April 2018, 12:00 pm

Facebook incurs the Wrath of the Editor (among others)... GDPR isn't just a Russian newspaper you know... Unbundling 2.0, now with added fibre

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25 years young – the Privacy Act gets a face lift

Buddle Findlay . 03 April 2018, 7:53 am

The Privacy Act 1993 became law at a time when the internet was in its infancy, and the way in which agencies gathered, stored, and shared information was very different than it is now. Currently, a …

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