Friday Digital, Media & Technology – AdTech Reckoning, DATA Bill & Hacker’s revenge

Here are a few things that you may have missed in digital, media & technology this week. Welcome, also, to the new subscribers this week… you know who you are.

These were prepared listening to Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (but on vinyl).

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On Meta’s ‘regulatory headwinds’ and AdTech’s privacy reckoning This week I was asked about the future of the AdTech industry in light of all the privacy regulation growing globally. AdTech and advertising isn’t going anywhere, but it feels like it is heading towards a regulatory singularity – or ‘regulatory headwinds’ as the company formerly known as Facebook called them. This is a very long but important read on that topic. If neither AdTech nor privacy regulation are going away, what will the landscape look like after impact?
Reworked data-sharing legislation returns to Parliament with Labor’s support The Data Availability and Transparency Bill (or DATA Bill) is back. Again. The Government still pressing for an open bar on sharing Commonwealth data to support “innovation”. This time, the Bill limits the sharing to within Commonwealth organisations and not the private sector. Not seen the text yet (not available as at day of writing this), but I wonder if it addresses the distinction between data collected directly by the Government vs data the Government requires other data holders to report as a matter of law? The latter always felt like a bridge too far for
North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet Disappointed with the lack of US response to the Hermit Kingdom’s attacks against US security researchers, one hacker took matters into his own hands. A cautionary tale in not trying to hack a

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Brett is an experienced lawyer and business executive who focuses on commercial outcomes. He has worked across three sectors in England & Australia advising and leading initiatives in digital, media and technology

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