Australia’s competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Competition regulator Rod Sims has foreshadowed possible further legal cases against tech groups as a result of inquiries into mobile phone app stores and how ads are sold online. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which Sims chairs, has been investigating so-called “ad tech”, where search engine Google is a Continue Reading

Facebook suffers blow in Australia legal fight over Cambridge Analytica | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook has been dealt a blow in its fight to fend off Australian legal action surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the tech giant failing to convince the federal court it does not carry out business in Australia. In March, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) sued Facebook Continue Reading

Uber drivers to launch legal bid to uncover app’s algorithm | Technology

Minicab drivers will launch a legal bid to uncover secret computer algorithms used by Uber to manage their work in a test case that could increase transparency for millions of gig economy workers across Europe. Two UK drivers are demanding to see the huge amounts of data the ride-sharing company Continue Reading

US moots legal scrutiny of commercial spyware – Security- Tempemail

The United States Congress is seeking public funding for a legally mandated report into the threats presented by foreign governments using commercial spyware, in the wake of recent scandals such as the alleged hacking of murdered US journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ phones. As part of the Continue Reading

Sharing A Defamatory WhatsApp or Facebook Post Could Get You Sued or Fired in SA – Legal Experts | Tempemail

The social media sphere has quickly become a new stage to be navigated carefully in these modern times. Often filled with deepening negativity and debacles that are dreadfully embarrassing for those involved – like the fallout over a Miss South Africa candidate and her history of crude tweets. Now, lawyers Continue Reading

Facebook’s Libra appoints HSBC legal chief Stuart Levey as CEO – Finance – Networking- Tempemail

(Reuters) – Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook Inc-led effort to build global digital currency Libra, on Wednesday named Stuart Levey as its first chief executive officer. Levey is currently serving as Chief Legal Officer of HSBC. The prospect of Facebook’s 2.5 billion users adopting Libra has led to Continue Reading

Skype, Zoom get NSW’s tick for witnessing legal docs – Networking – Software- Tempemail

The NSW government will temporarily allow Skype, FaceTime, Zoom and even WhatsApp to be used for virtual witnessing of legal documents while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Amendments to the state’s Electronic Transactions Act by governor Margaret Beazley on Wednesday will allow video conferencing technology to be used to ensure witnessing Continue Reading

Legal status of virtual and hybrid AGMs a question, says ASIC – Finance – Strategy – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Australia’s corporate cop has cautioned companies switching to virtual and hybrid annual general meetings to get around COVID-19 social distancing requirements that resolutions and votes made using the technological fix are still stuck in a legal grey area. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission on Friday issued notice to listed Continue Reading

Legal Services SA claims state Benchmarks crown for PhotoLegal – Projects- Tempemail

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia’s secure file upload play has been named the top state government IT project at the iTnews Benchmark Awards for 2020. The end-to-end encrypted portal, dubbed PhotoLegal, has been built to help its client’s confidentiality upload information with legal advisers without  The portal, which is a Continue Reading