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New head of the Digital Transformation Office announced

The Digital Transformation Office has a new CEO, Paul Shetler.  He’s worked at the UK’s Government Digital Service and was Chief Digital Officer at the UK Ministry of Justice.

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Site-blocking legislation passed

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, introduced into Parliament by Malcolm Turnbull, has just been passed by the Australian Senate.  The Legislation passed 37 – 13 votes, and was supported by the Coalition and Labor, and opposed by The Greens and Senators Leyonhjelm, Lazarus and Muir.

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More on Dallas Buyers Club Ruling

In April we reported on the Federal Court Ruling on the Dallas Buyers Club Ruling, which required ISPs to provide details of Australian customers who had illegally downloaded the movie to the company that owns the rights to the movie.

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Changes at Twitter

Lots of changes at Twitter this week, some technical changes and some corporate changes.

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Pew Research: GenY get most news from Facebook

New research from Pew has shown that in America, the Millennial generation (Gen Y) is going to Facebook for their political news.

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