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New regulations on data protection in China

The Chinese government has announced new provisions clarifying the collection of personal information by mobile apps.

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Digital art – NFTs and intellectual property

The recent explosion of interest – and investment – in digital art has highlighted one more area where blockchain is steadily encroaching into all aspects of modern life.

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Changes to .au domain name licensing rules

The .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), which administers rules for .au domain names in Australia, has announced some rule changes that will come into effect from today, 12 April 2021.

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Fair shake of the (digital) sauce bottle – Australia’s news media bargaining code

It has been a dramatic month for social media in Australia, with Facebook unexpectedly blocking all news content and some government and emergency department accounts.

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ACCC set to make first port of call in misuse of market power test case

In late 2019, Qube Ports Pty Ltd (Qube) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) each commenced proceedings against major Australian ports alleging misuse of market power pursuant to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) 2010 (Cth).

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Confession chosen as the cure for government grant grievances

In many countries, using government grants to influence voting preferences is almost a national sport.

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Terminating a contract – when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em

It was reported on 11 January 2020 that the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America has terminated its contract with a Trump Organisation relating to the hosting of the 2022 PGA Championships at a golf course owned by a Trump Organisation.

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Brexit GDPR

With the expiry of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer subject to European Union (EU) law, which includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even though the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 directly mirrors the GDPR, the EU has not formally recognised the UK as having an ‘adequate’ domestic data protection regime.

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Queensland makes QR codes compulsory

In the light of the recent COVID flare-ups in Sydney, and hot on the heels of the ACT’s launch of its Check In CBR app, Queensland has announced that venues in the State will now be required to use electronic devices or QR codes to maintain registers of guests.

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Watch this space: Hamilton trade mark does not belong to Lewis

The name ‘Hamilton’ means a lot of things to a lot of people. To F1 motor racing fans, it clearly is a reference to British racing car driver Lewis Hamilton. For watch aficionados, it may be a reference to watch company Hamilton International, which was founded in 1892 and subsequently acquired by Swiss watch maker Swatch Group. For some, it is their first name or surname, for others it is a ground-breaking musical, and for many, it is simply the name of the town in which they live.

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