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 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.

    Decrypting crypto? ASIC and the ATO provide further guidance on crypto compliance

    Providing clarity on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency compliance.


    The future of cryptocurrency in Hong Kong: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Senior regulators, digital innovators, insurance and banking professionals and experienced professional advisors discuss.


    Hong Kong's first international cryptographic token sale

    Launched on 22 June 2017, the sale raised the equivalent of approximately USD15 million within its first 12 hours.



    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.

    How to prepare an emergency response plan for cybersecurity incidents

    How should companies deal with cybersecurity incidents like Petya in China?


    Analysis on the administrative procedure of internet content check

    Interpretation of the Procedural Regulations for Administrative Law Enforcement Concerning Internet Information Content Management.


    Ushering in a New Era of Internet News Regulation

    An Observation of the Provisions on the Management of Internet News and Information Services.


    Data Protection & Privacy

    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.

    Putting data governance and privacy top of your agenda

    The Australian Government’s open data and digital agenda has sparked renewed debate around privacy, governance and security.


    Updated Privacy Policies, Do They Live up to the Hype?

    Against the backdrop of cyber security law, Updated privacy policies, do they live up to the hype?


    China steps up criminal legislation for personal data protection

    New compliance challenges have been raised for the banking sector.



    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.

    Challenges and Opportunities for Network Marketing in China

    Despite the opportunity network marketers do face real and serious challenges in China.


    The "gig economy" (sharing economy): the new show in town

    Employment law-related questions that existing companies, new entrants and start-ups should consider.

    Digital payments

    Respite or False Dawn: MOFCOM hints at softening PRC e-commerce policies

    International health food companies and infant formula food suppliers rejoice as new model set to take effect from Jan 2018.



    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.

    Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

    KWM and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a whitepaper that sets out steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.


    Virtual banking in Hong Kong and China: a new kind of customer experience

    Our analysis on Hong Kong Monetary Authority's published Guideline on the authorisation of virtual banks.

    Servers cybersecurity

    FinTech under pressure: Bitcoin hacked through Hong Kong exchange

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


    Connected Cars

    Where data security meets personal safety. With connected cars expected to account for around 50% of new cars manufactured by 2018, and 75% of all new cars by 2020, how will legislators grapple with the management of legal responsibility?

    Autonomous Cars - Opportunities and Challenges in Germany

    On autonomous vehicles, Germany is still playing the leading role.

    NDRC Issues Development Strategy for Autonomous Vehicle

    China obviously has big plans for autonomous vehicles.

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    Self-driving car road tests in China – how to get on the road to progress

    Recognising the road safety, economic and environmental benefits that automated driving technologies may bring.

    Digital 101: The fundamentals

    What you need to know about the hot topics in digital innovation.

    10 things you need to know about Ethereum

    What's the difference between Ethereum and Bitcoin? Find out, plus other how, what and whys of Ethereum.

    Blockchain Ethereum

    10 things you need to know about ICOs

    Inspired by IPOs, find out the who, what and why of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) including the application of financial regulation.


    10 things you need to know about the Internet of Things

    10 points on the IoT and how it will transform industry, our daily lives and the global economy.

    Internet of Things

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