Bell Gully's regular review of current legal issues affecting the communications, technology and media sectors.
Open source software a free lunch?
Like any other business activity, using open source software involves risks and costs, and you need to ensure that those risks and costs are considered, and weighed up against the perceived benefits.
Digital archiving legal requirements
Storing information in electronic form can result in significant cost savings and allow more effective document management.
Hackers beware the Crimes Amendment Act works<
A recent case provides a good insight into the impact and workings of the new computer crime offences, established by the Act late last year.
Privacy impacts of e-government authentication reported<
The New Zealand government has given the go ahead for the development of a "whole of government" G2P authentication scheme, including the establishment of a single stand-alone authentication agency with a minimum of information exchange and storage.
This publication is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.