China wants the encryption keys from U.S. technology companies as part of a counter-terrorism law. The draft law leaves U.S. tech giants with two options: Play ball or get out.
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US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
The industry group representing Apple, Microsoft, HP and IBM has argued that if Australian competition law is changed to ban the so-called Australia tax on technology, it might drive companies out of the country.
Data protection laws in Australia could soon mirror those in Germany and the UK, according to a new report by European law firm, Fieldfisher.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has called on the government to bring in technology-neutral fair use provisions into Australian copyright law, in a report that Attorney-General George Brandis has labelled 'controversial'.
Country's cabinet has approved draft containing amendments to its Information and Communication Technology Act which will enable law enforcers to arrest individuals without a warrant and increase the jail sentence to 14 years.
Every year, law firms in Germany are shaking down hundreds of thousands of people for file-sharing, despite some legal grey areas.
Tier 1 companies and named Silicon Valley technology firms are trying to point the finger at FISA, the secretive mass surveillance law. But the very nature of the law is preventing them from saying anything — or even mentioning the law itself.
German publishers wanting to keep their content in Google News will now have to let Google know.
Technology small and medium enterprises could benefit from the special conditions for a four-year period if senate bill becomes law
A regional court in Germany has ruled that Facebook is not subject to German privacy law, thanks to being headquartered in Dublin.
One U.S. law enforcement agency is struggling to snoop on messages sent by Apple devices, claiming they "cannot be intercepted." But lack of transparency on Apple's part may mean the technology giant is facing an influx of search warrants — and yet we don't know about it.
After major U.S.-based technology companies lobbied European member states and politicians, many will wake up today able to breathe a sigh of relief, as the European Commission is forced to climb down on certain elements of the new proposed data protection and privacy law.
Google has notched up thousands of supporters in its ongoing copyright law battle in Germany, a battle that, should it lose, would see it forced to pay news sites for aggregating their content.
eBay and the ACCC have called for Australian copyright law to be more technology neutral, to allow users to store content in the cloud.
Australia's newly-announced internet "filtering" plan relies on an unprecedented interpretation of the law and will do little to prevent the spread of child abuse material.
Intel should be given a round of applause for believing in manufacturing when few technology companies do, but there are economics to consider when it comes to Moore's Law.
Apple won another patent victory against Google in Germany. Now the technology giant has options: have all Motorola's Android devices banned, destroy infringing devices, or have them recalled.
Members of the German Pirate Party are appealing to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to overturn a German ruling that prevents pre-paid phones being bought anonymously.
Data protection officials in Germany are unimpressed with Facebook's use of facial recognition technology and have reopened their inquiry into the company