Controversial digital law would limit press freedom in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh A top Bangladeshi journalist has been fighting for justice for more than two years in a case brought by the government under the country’s controversial Digital Security Act (DSA). Rashidul Islam is one of dozens of journalists indicted under the law, which was passed by the government in October 2018, just two months […]

12 Tips for Building Your Digital Law Library in the Age of COVID-19

We all knew law libraries were dwindling. No one suspected that they would be totally “screwed” by a virus. Law libraries have been “going digital” for at least 20 years, but few law firms have thrown away their last “pocket” part “update. But as companies plan their post-pandemic reopens, keeping a shared book collection is […]

Facebook, Twitter and Google rebel against Pakistan’s new digital law

Digital media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google have threatened to suspend their services in Pakistan after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government approved new social media regulations in the country. Through a group called the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), the digital giants have written a scathing letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The AIC called […]

Mills Oakley launches digital law firm with new hire in Sydney

Australian law firm Mills Oakley has launched a new digital law firm in Sydney, led by Alec Christ … Australian law firm Mills Oakley has launched a new digital law firm in Sydney, headed by Alec Christie, who was hired as a partner in late October. Responsible for establishing Myanmar’s first foreign law firm, which […]

Herbert Smith Freehills launches digital law group to advise on ‘digital transformation’

Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has formed a digital law group to advise clients on the risks and opportunities that accompany digital transformation, with a particular focus on smart contracts. The new global group comes as customers and Herbert Smith Freehills himself face a significant digital transformation, said chief executive Mark Rigotti. “Our employees […]

Australian Firm Mills Oakley Hires EY Partner to Start Digital Law Practice

Australian law firm Mills Oakley has hired a partner from accounting firm EY to launch a digital law firm in response to client demand. A lawyer with 30 years of experience, Alec Christie’s clients at EY included Microsoft, ANZ, Westpac, ING, ASX, ASIC, ABS, Cochlear and the University of NSW, Mills Oakley said. He also […]

Bangladesh Editors Protest Digital “Anti-Press” Law

Bangladeshi newspaper editors held a protest on Monday demanding sweeping amendments to a new digital law that journalists and rights groups say will limit free speech. Critics say the measures – including jail time for spreading “negative propaganda” – are an attempt by increasingly autocratic prime minister Sheikh Hasina to quell dissent in the southern […]

Bangladesh President approves digital law

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday gave his assent to a controversial new law that media groups say could cripple press freedom and restrict free speech in the South Asian country. Parliament passed the Digital Security Act on September 19, combining the colonial-era Official Secrets Act with tough new provisions such as warrantless arrests. “The […]

New Lab Brings Digital Law Enforcement | Military scene

Homicide. Child pornography. Trafficking in human beings. Fraud. Terrorism. The list of crimes is long, but one thing ties them all together – somehow it is likely that the perpetrator used some sort of digital media in breaking the law. While TV shows and movies make digital forensics seem commonplace, in reality many local law […]

Crowdsourcing The new digital law in France

Citizen consultation on digital laws could be a step forward towards standardizing e-democracy in policymaking Democracy in France is entering a new phase, with the first online public consultation of a new digital law. Over three weeks consultation this fall, more than 20,000 citizens and organizations went online to vote and comment on the text […]