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Dutch consider tough new cybercrime law

The Netherlands is considering a bill to give police far-ranging powers to prosecute cybercrime, including the ability to hack suspects' computers or trap suspected paedophiles...

6 Mar 2017

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire...

20 Feb 2017

Microsoft victory in overseas data privacy case stands

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reaffirmed Microsoft's legal right to refuse a US government order to hand over data stored overseas in a case with important privacy implications...

27 Jan 2017

Ashley Madison dating site to pay $1.6m over breach

WASHINGTON, USA: The operators of the Ashley Madison affair-minded dating website have agreed to pay a $1.6 million penalty over a data breach...

20 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

How to play the game of social media brand dodge ball

It's a familiar scene, two players enter the arena. One armed with a red ball, the other seemingly defenceless. But unlike a normal game of dodge ball, more players quickly enter the ring...

By Robin Richardson 18 Nov 2016

Hacked by your fridge: the Internet of Things could spark a new wave of cyber attacks

The past few weeks have seen a remarkable and somewhat alarming development in cyber security...

By Mihai Lazarescu 7 Oct 2016

Yahoo breach highlights the need for cyber insurance

Yahoo's cyber attack highlights the liability companies face in safeguarding their clients' personal information...

28 Sep 2016

Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight

We've seen a number of articles around influencer marketing, but it's also subject to a set of laws and rules...

By Thabiso Moloi 31 Aug 2016

US judge tosses suit against Twitter for IS accounts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A US judge Wednesday, 10 August 2016, tossed out a lawsuit accusing Twitter of abetting terrorism by allowing Islamic State propaganda to be broadcast using the messaging platform.

12 Aug 2016

Bitcoin not money, judge rules in victory for backers

NEW YORK, USA: Bitcoin, a Florida judge says, is not real money. Ironically, that could provide a boost to use of the crypto-currency which has remained in the shadows of the financial system...

8 Aug 2016

Kenya acquits Chinese, Taiwanese cybercrime suspects

NAIROBI, KENYA: Forty Chinese and Taiwanese nationals held in custody since December 2014 were acquitted of running a cybercrime cell from an upmarket Nairobi suburb on Friday and will be deported...

8 Aug 2016

EU watchdogs give US-EU internet privacy deal a chance to work

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European data protection authorities on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, said they will give a new EU-US internet privacy deal a year's grace period, minimising chances of new legal challenges during that time...

27 Jul 2016

Canada enacts internet ban for sex offenders

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday, 21 July 2016, acted to protect children in the fast-growing world of cyberspace, enabling judges to prohibit those convicted of sexual offenses against minors from using the internet...

25 Jul 2016

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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