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