Ticking privacy time-bombs for businesses working from home

A Melbourne lawyer is warning businesses to prepare for potential privacy issues that may already be arising from current remote working conditions. Rigby Cooke Lawyers Senior Associate Emma Simpson said while business owners were currently focussed on doing what they could to remain afloat, a significant privacy breach could seriously impede their recovery. “Many businesses… Continue reading Ticking privacy time-bombs for businesses working from home

Should the EU General Data Protection Regulation become the global privacy standard? What does the GDPR mean for your business?

Do we always know when companies collect personal information about us? When we choose to provide personal information, do we know how it will be used and stored? Often we do not. The scale of the problem of improper data collection was illustrated by recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a research and marketing firm, likely… Continue reading Should the EU General Data Protection Regulation become the global privacy standard? What does the GDPR mean for your business?

Companies that offer to freeze their employees’ eggs risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’, says lawyer

In the United States, it is becoming vogue for companies to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, with the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google introducing the policy. It’s being sold as a means for women to further their careers, free of pressure to have children at a particular point in time. However,… Continue reading Companies that offer to freeze their employees’ eggs risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’, says lawyer

How blockchain will change the way small- to medium-sized enterprises carry out business

The increased use and application of blockchain technology is set to disrupt companies of all sizes, across all industries, and in almost every area, from payments and transactions to contracts and identity verification. Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will not be immune to the disruption. Blockchain technology was created to facilitate online payments via a… Continue reading How blockchain will change the way small- to medium-sized enterprises carry out business

Dos and don’ts for online-only businesses

These days our mobile phones are an extension of ourselves – we access them for almost everything. With so much time dedicated to the small screen in our hands, it makes sense for start-ups and entrepreneurs to consider launching online-only businesses. There are a number of benefits of being solely an e-commerce operation, particularly from… Continue reading Dos and don’ts for online-only businesses

Creating a business website: key legal issues

When you’re designing your website, you have a ton of things to think about. You’re concerned with the way your business is presenting itself to the world, and this means you’re less concerned with things that may seem trivial. Recently, Apple was smacked by a lawsuit for overlooking something: a particular graphics module used on… Continue reading Creating a business website: key legal issues

Social media advertisements: keep it ethical

It’s possible to write an entire series of articles discussing the advantages of social media advertisements. Social media is no longer just an optimum platform for sharing breakfast photos, it can also serve as an ideal platform for businesses to promote their product or service to a worldwide audience. For example, it has been estimated that Facebook now has approximately… Continue reading Social media advertisements: keep it ethical

Privacy issues driving shift away from out-of-office work

Privacy concerns among business professionals are driving a backlash against conducting work activities in out-of-office locations such as cafés, hotels and public transport, according to Regus.   The global workspace provider surveyed 1,090 Australian professionals about their preferred locations for undertaking work activities. Four in five respondents (80%) said their biggest concern about working outside… Continue reading Privacy issues driving shift away from out-of-office work

Australian businesses under growing threat from cyber crime

Australian businesses are under a growing threat from cyber crime according to the first ever unclassified cyber security threat report. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released the Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2015 with the aim of achieving a more ‘cyber secure’ Australia. The report warns that businesses must implement cyber security measures… Continue reading Australian businesses under growing threat from cyber crime