Digital Intelligence

Digital Intelligence

Digital technologies are transforming the global economy. The exponential rate of technological change presents opportunities for growth and efficiencies across all industries, including financial services, agriculture, health and energy. But while these opportunities can be rewarding, they also come with greater risks including cybersecurity threats, data protection challenges and privacy issues.

While companies rapidly race to produce the most innovative products and services, governments now face the challenge of creating legal frameworks that will not only keep up with digital disruption, but also regulate new developments and promote innovation.

Our Digital Intelligence hub provides you with a range of resources to remain competitive, stay ahead of regulatory changes in technology law, and keep abreast of market opportunities and industry trends.

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    Blockchain insights

    Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin, but its use far exceeds digital currencies. Providing a shared single source of truth, blockchain delivers a range of benefits to businesses, including security, enhanced service delivery and reduced costs.

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    HKMA releases White Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

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    The ISO approves Standards Australia’s proposal for new international blockchain standards.

    15 September 2016

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    Design-thinking a blockchain health-check

    Technical and non-technical questions that a successfully networked application of blockchain integrated with financial systems should be able to address.

    2 August 2016

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    Cybersecurity insights

    As cybersecurity breaches continue to make global headlines and keep company boards on their toes, an organisation's ability to respond to (and recover from) breaches is being judged by the public in real time.

    The Cyber Security Law is coming! Five things enterprises should know

    China's long-awaited Cyber Security Law will come into force on 1 June 2017 - we look at what you need to know.

    8 November 2016

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    Lessons from the Yahoo data breach

    How can cybersecurity due diligence help with budget, risk management, negotiation power, insurance and compliance in a M&A transaction?

    13 October 2016

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    Cybersecurity: Global trends, threats & safeguards

    [Podcast] - Our partners discuss how global institutions should address international cybersecurity legislation, manage risk and respond to incidents.

    13 October 2016

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    Data Protection & Privacy insights

    Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy – the ‘oil of the 21st century’. As data protection and privacy laws continue to evolve to keep up with technology, we can help you stay ahead of the regulatory changes in the markets where you do business.

    Discover how we can help you manage and improve compliance.

    Data protection at home and abroad: a comparison

    In some jurisdictions (notably across the EU), potential fines for data protection compliance infringement now rival anti-trust enforcement penalties.

    22 November 2016

    Data protection at home and abroad: a comparison of approaches

    Connected cars - privacy and data security in the driver’s seat

    Connected cars bring potential benefits, but the large amounts of data collected may pose privacy and data security challenges.

    8 November 2016

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    Balancing access and trust: Productivity Commission ushers in the new ‘data’ age

    Australia's Productivity Commission releases its much-anticipated draft report into Data Availability and Use.

    3 November 2016

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    E-Commerce insights

    Digital and online payments are changing the way consumers interact with goods and services. Stay at the forefront of market developments, trends and opportunities in payment products and clearing systems.

    Discover how we can help you stay ahead of the curve in e-commerce.

    China’s e-commerce regulatory tsunami continues: New advertising and food safety regulations

    China clarifies its regulatory stance on online advertising practices and the online sale of food products, continuing a trend towards greater regulation of e-commerce.

    29 July 2016

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    European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

    20 June 2016

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    Fintech insights

    The evolution and development of financial technology, or fintech, is rapidly changing the way financial institutions interact with their clients. Organisations must leverage these digital opportunities and embrace the 'disruption' to remain competitive and relevant to their clients.

    Discover how we can help you achieve growth in the fintech space.

    FinTech under pressure: Bitcoin hacked through Hong Kong exchange

    High-profile hacking and theft of bitcoins emphasises the importance of understanding and mitigating risk.

    4 August 2016

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    10 key points on blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and the way it can change the fabric of finance.

    4 August 2016

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    As promised by the Australian Government, ASIC has released its proposed design of a regulatory sandbox for fintech.

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