Business Law Newsletter: technology update

There have been a number of developments in the technology space in recent months, covering privacy issues, protection of data, open source software and dealing with spam. In many cases, there are some helpful guides and tools that have been released. This month’s newsletter provides updates on the following matters:

  • Privacy Commissioner’s new policy on advisory opinions, which may be useful for seeking guidance on new or novel questions of privacy;
    Internet NZ’s new transparency reporting tool for reporting requests for access to personal information by Government agencies;
  • The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s guide to developing a data breach response plan;
  • The new PCI Data Security Standard, which clarifies requirements around critical data security controls and security monitoring, together with tools for small businesses to help address risks of payment data theft;
  • The Department of Internal Affairs’ release of the NZGOAL Software Extension paper, setting out a framework for the public release of software source code on an open source basis; and
  • Recent developments in relation to spam, including a High Court case that demonstrates the wide reach of the legislation.

Business Law team

If you have any queries in respect of the above, or any other Business Law issues, please contact a member of Lane Neave’s Business Law team:

Gerard DaleClaire Evans, Graeme Crombie, Joelle Grace, Anna Ryan, Peter Orpin, Jacob Nutt.

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