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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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A link tax in New Zealand?

July 2019 - TMT. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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​​​​A controversial payment to publishers for content in Europe has implications for New Zealand – despite escaping mention in a recent paper that set out the key issues for review for our own copyright laws.

News media exemption under the Privacy Act: now a matter of "responsibility"?

July 2019 - TMT. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The role of the news media as the "eyes and ears" of the public, and the corresponding right of such news media to be exempted from the Privacy Act 1993 (Privacy Act), is entrenched and well accepted. However, the extent to which the news media exemption applies to non-traditional forms of "news" published by "civilian journalists", such as online commentary and blogs, is a hotly debated subject.

Who reads online terms, and does it matter? Lessons from the US

July 2019 - TMT. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"Any internet user knows, website terms and conditions are burdensomely long. One rarely reads the fine print when they create a social media account, buy an e-book or movie, use a ridesharing service, or download a mobile app."

Mandatory reporting requirements soften in Privacy Bill

July 2019 - TMT. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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The Privacy Bill began its second reading before parliament on Tuesday 18 June. The proposed legislation is set to reshape the privacy landscape and bring New Zealand in line with global trends.

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