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  • CIO upfront: Blockchain and privacy – is encryption the solution?

    One of the attractions of a blockchain platform is the immutability of data recorded on it, which seems to conflict with the right to erasure under the GDPR which allows an individual to have their personal information deleted. Russell McVeagh lawyers Liz Blythe, Michael Taylor, Rachel O'Brien and Zoe Sims write about how to resolve this tension.

    Written by CIO New Zealand07 Jan. 19 06:30
  • Switched on CIO: Simon Clarke of Trustpower

    Simon Clarke treaded quite an unusual career path – corporate lawyer, CEO, and now general manager business solutions and technology for Trustpower.

    Written by Divina Paredes02 March 15 06:00
  • Twitter's small but perfectly formed

    First, business people were asked to come to terms with the world wide web and email. Then we had to get our minds around MySpace and Facebook and blogging. Now along comes Twitter, current king of the microblogging tools.
    At least a couple of times a day we're asked what it is and what it's for.

    Written by Peter Moon11 Oct. 09 22:00
  • Data breach fallout and the chief security officer's dilemma

    In the wake of a data breach, the company's top brass may go looking for someone to blame. If you are the security chief, chances are it's going to be you.
    It doesn't matter that you warned executives repeatedly that certain technological or cultural flaws were putting the company at risk, or that you had to maintain security with a shoestring budget and little or no staff. Chances are you'll take the fall whether you deserve it or not, says George Moraetes, a Chicago-based security contractor and executive board advisor for security event management firm IdentityLogix.

    Written by Bill Brenner05 Aug. 08 22:00

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  • Electronic Signatures: Legal considerations and best practices

    Worldwide, organisations are adopting electronic signature solutions to help reduce their carbon footprint, streamline business processes, improve security and record-keeping, and reduce costs. Australian law allows nearly every document to be signed using electronic signatures. In these cases, electronic signatures are legally equivalent to their wet-ink counterparts and businesses would benefit from their adoption. Almost all agreements used in typical business departments, such as sales, human resources, legal and procurement in their day-to-day operations, are capable of being signed electronically. In this paper, we will review the law as it relates to electronic signatures by analysing how such signatures are treated under the Commonwealth and State electronic transactions legislation (ET Legislation) and how such signatures are treated under general law.