Practice Intelligence | Archive | 2018
26 NOVEMBER 2018
The Ethics of AI in the Legal Industry
Artificial Intelligence is proving revolutionary for the legal industry. The ability for algorithms to quickly and automatically analyse large data sets is changing processes and opening new opportunities for innovation.
13 NOVEMBER 2018
Don’t cry over spilt … liquid, unless it’s a casual act of negligence
The term “casual act of negligence” is often used to describe the alleged liability that flows after a slip and fall even after a cleaner inspects an area. Recent Court of Appeal decisions have provided some guidance on how the court examines such allegations, providing occupiers and cleaners of commercial premises with some certainty when dealing with similar cases.
07 NOVEMBER 2018
Draft Home Affairs Bill vastly overreaches its stated purposes and is susceptible to abuse
The amendments proposed to the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) by the exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Cth) (Draft Bill) are extremely vague. There can be no objection to its stated justifications, but the Draft Bill clearly vastly overreaches these objectives with the powers it grants and its ability, if enacted, to be abused by federal and state agencies.
30 OCTOBER 2018
Cryptocurrency and blockchain: thoughts for the future
What does the future hold for cryptocurrencies and blockchain? A world with possibilities.
10 OCTOBER 2018
The burning issue of regulatory action in Victoria and New South Wales for aluminium composite cladding
The involvement of aluminium composite panel cladding in fires in multistorey residential buildings in Australia and internationally has rippled a shockwave of concern amongst property owners, building industry participants, insurers and regulators. This article will look at some of the recent legislative reforms proposed surrounding the use of ACP.
02 OCTOBER 2018
Mobilising your identity: digital driver licensing and the national identity hub
NSW is implementing a digital driver licence and identity card regime, with licence holders being able to download a digital version of the de facto national identity card onto their mobile phone for use in interactions with state and private sector bodies. This article outlines the new regime, highlights privacy aspects and forecasts emulation across other Australian jurisdictions.
25 SEPTEMBER 2018
But what if Google guesses wrong? Action for allegedly defamatory auto-complete results allowed to proceed
Search engines have, without question, made access to information much easier. It is now possible to find an answer to almost any question instantly. What happens though, if those functions return results that are claimed to be untrue and potentially defamatory?
20 July 2018
GDPR and Australia: How is it affecting owners and employees?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the major talking point across European Union (EU) businesses for the past year. But having come into effect on 25 May 2018, its reach extends far beyond the EU’s boundaries. In fact, the regulation has the ability to impact any business throughout the world that even has a tentative association with the EU.
What is the GDPR’s relevance to Australian businesses, and how can it affect not only owners, but their employees as well?
20 July 2018
5 technologies driving disruption in legal
Not since the days of King Hammurabi has the legal industry faced the magnitude of change it is facing today. Hammurabi was the first to actually codify and inscribe Babylonian law into stone, around 1760 BC. So the start of the legal industry – and a solicitor’s favourite term: “Written in stone” – can be traced back millennia.
19 April 2018
Lawyer vs AI: A legal revolution
If futurists and experts are to be believed, the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on humankind will be as significant as the Industrial Revolution.
16 March 2018
2018 Tech Compliance "Hot List"
Dudley Kneller, Partner at Madgwicks Lawyers, is a technology lawyer with a speciality in cyber risk and strategic sourcing. Read his 2018 Tech Compliance “Hot List” for a view on what Australian businesses need to address and should look to maximise.
16 March 2018
Mandatory Data Breach Notification - Tips and Traps
Do you expect to advise corporate clients in the face of changing legislation this year? Are you already advising on other cyber risk matters?
17 JANUARY 2018
Changes to NSW Compulsory Third Party scheme
We’ve updated our looseleaf publication following changes to the scheme