Technically Incorrect: Conceived to combat cyberbullying, a new law in Illinois may result in schools demanding social media passwords, even if the posting was not done at school or on school computers.
The crackdown on unlicensed drivers has been made official in China, with changes to how taxi apps are allowed to operate.
In more than half the states, drivers are allowed to show proof of car insurance electronically. One driver, allegedly pulled over for playing "F--- Tha Police," says the cop who stopped him didn't know the law.
The Shadow Communications Minister and Shadow Attorney-General have raised concerns that new data retention laws could be used to chase pirates, as a committee hearing on the laws reveals that a final definition for metadata remains elusive.
The so-called "Google tax" requires aggregators to pay a fee for posting links and excerpts of news articles. Google says it can't afford the expense.
As content distributors and ISPs tentatively welcome proposed anti-piracy regulations, consumer groups and IP experts have slammed the changes as a form of "internet filter"
Rights holders will now be able to request the blocking of websites under new anti-piracy legislation, as the Government issues an ultimatum for industry leaders to develop a code for tackling copyright infringement.
The Government is introducing a Children's e-Safety Commissioner to target online bullying, with powers to fine social media sites and force offending online posts to be taken down.
Jay Bregman believes that drone makers will pay for the tech needed to curtail issues with safety and privacy and to comply with the law. Call it regulatory engineering.
Victoria has passed changes to the Crimes Act that rule out distribution of "intimate images" and even the threat to distribute images, making unwanted sexting against the law.