The term ‘Data is the new oil’ was made popular in early 2017. Join Sheila McGregor, the leader of Gilbert + Tobin’s Technology and Digital team, as she explores the topic including what is ahead in the world of data and how it regulated in Australia and offshore.
Simon Burns from Gilbert + Tobin’s Technology and Digital discusses the exciting world of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). Having recently advised the ASX on a world first blockchain project Simon shares his expertise discussing DLT & Blockchain.
After a long and difficult history, on 6 March 2018, Timor-Leste and Australia signed their new Treaty Establishing Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea. The treaty delimits, for the first time, the permanent maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea between Timor-Leste and Australia, and establishes a special regime for the development of the Greater Sunrise gas fields.
In just over two months, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the most significant overhaul of Europe’s data protection laws in recent memory – will come into effect. While the GDPR applies primarily to organisations based in the EU, it may also have a significant impact on the data handling practices of many Australian businesses and government agencies.
By 2031, more than 30 million will call Australia home, and with this forecasted population increase comes significant infrastructure demands. Australia’s infrastructure projects have traditionally been funded via bank or government balance sheets, but this is all set to change.