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Aged care legislation opens up opportunity for reviews and comparison website

3:37PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Kye White

Consumer review website Aged Care Reviews has raised $600,000 in funding as it banks on the Australian aged care market continuing to trend towards a user pays system.

Facebook in hot water for privacy

3:34PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

An EU task force comprised of data protection authorities was formed in February 2015 to look into Facebook’s new privacy policy. There is doubt about its legality.

Mobile app in the offing as Aussie online legal services startup raises $1.2 million in latest funding round

3:28PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kye White

Online legal services startup LegalVision has raised $1.2 million in angel investment that will be used to expand its tech offering and step up marketing efforts.

Big fine for fine print: ACCC hits iiNet with more than $200,000 in fines

3:42PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia’s second-largest DSL internet provider has been hit with more than $200,000 in penalties for recent advertisements that the competition watchdog believes contravened Australian Consumer Law.

Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors?

2:16PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Ursula Hogben

It is crucial to know the difference between directors and advisory board members, including the risks, duties and liabilities of each role.

ASIC issues stop order to Bitcoin Group over failure to produce a prospectus

2:00PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Kye White

ASIC has placed a stop order prohibiting Melbourne startup Bitcoin Group from publishing any statements concerning its intention to make an initial public offering until it lodges a prospectus.

Melbourne woman ‘harassed’ by UberX driver

2:55PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

A 21-year-old Melbourne woman says she will think twice about using UberX after what she describes as a “concerning” experience with the ride-sharing service.

GST For online businesses: What is the Real Cost?

2:27PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

The fight over online sales and taxes is now growing. Australian retailers face significant competition from online international retailers.

How will data retention laws cope with the Internet of Things?

2:08PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Philip Branch

One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government’s metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come into force.

When should a startup protect its intellectual property?

1:43PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Lachlan McKnight

Everyone knows getting legal issues sorted can be expensive, but if you’re a startup your IP is likely to be your most valuable asset. Working out how, and when, to protect it can be difficult.

EBay hit by million-dollar fraud allegedly engineered by Australian advertising manager

1:07PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Eloise Keating

EBay has taken legal action against its former Australian advertising manager and two associates, who it claims were involved in defrauding the online marketplace of millions of dollars in advertising revenue.

Fintech startup Nimble to pull ad amid accusations of misleading consumers

1:47PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Payday lender Nimble is reportedly in the process of pulling an ad promoting its loans as a means to pay utility bills.

Will Australia really see tougher drone regulations in 2015?

1:57PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Whether it’s to do with people’s privacy or physical safety, everyone seems to love talking about drones and other remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs).

Will Google’s nightmares never end?

12:49PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Last week, Google was hit with the commencement of a new legal battle in the UK which proposed to extend its liability for enabling defamation and not doing enough to remove the offending material.

The EU's obsession with Google shows how little it understands the digital economy

12:09PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | David Glance

The EU’s lack of understanding of the digital economy is evident from the language they have used in their recommendations on the single digital market.

Move over right to be forgotten: Google is in for a new battle

11:26PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Forget the ‘right to be forgotten’ rule – there’s a new legal case that is set to give Google nightmares.

Digital death and the digital afterlife: How to have one and how to avoid it

10:01PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | David Glance

In 2012, there were reports Bruce Willis was suing Apple because he was not legally allowed to bequeath his iTunes music collection to his kids. The story was false, but it raised important questions about digital possessions.

Is anything ‘private’ anymore? How social media and tech companies sniff out your data

10:41PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Here are a few of the ways the big social media and tech companies are accessing your data and using it for profit.

Former employee sues AussieCommerce for $5 million over Deals.com.au sale

10:50PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | Cara Waters

A former employee of AussieCommerce has launched proceedings in the Supreme Court against the online retailer.

ATO guidance on GST treatment of bitcoin at the top of agenda as Senate inquiry is officially announced

10:22PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

A Senate committee inquiry into bitcoin must examine the ATO’s guidance requiring Australian bitcoin exchanges to charge GST on the value of the bitcoins they supply, industry figures say.

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