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Almost exactly one year after it was tabled, and after having passed under the Conseil constitutionnel’s microscope — with some important casualties, in particular the censure of the online contempt offence — the French Law on Securing and Regulating the Digital Space (“SREN Act”) was enacted on 21 May 2024. The SREN Act aims to further regulate the digital space, focusing on three major areas: (i) protecting citizens, particularly minors; (ii) ensuring European economic and…

While the legal industry has been a slow adopter of digital technologies, and traditional corners of the industry fiercely resist transformation, there is no doubt that there is a wealth of opportunity for the sector. For a minidocumentary on the subject, Digital Nation Australia spoke to Hilary Goodier, partner at Ashurst and co-head of the newlaw division, Ashurst Advance, Ben Allgrove, partner and chief innovation officer at Baker McKenzie, Erin Kanygin, co founder of legal…

Blockchain was originally created to validate the transactions of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It can be described as a digital ledger of transactions that is an immutable database and distributed across a network of computer systems. Although touted primarily as a value transfer technology, at its core, blockchain is also a records and data management technology.1 Blockchain technology provides a system for recording information in a manner that makes it difficult to change, hack, or…

Introduction Digital transformation has gained traction in recent years and affects employment relationships more than ever. The emergence of the so-called platform economy is certainly the epitome of this development. However, new technologies and methods of collaboration also need to comply with legal requirements. At the end of 2020, the Federal Labour Court (FLC) likely turned the platform business model upside down, when the judges decided that a crowdworker using a platform’s app on a…