The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is seeking public comment on the draft Guide to big data and the Australian Privacy Principles.

A SAP e-Invoicing solution has been launched using Germany’s ZUGFeRD standard. ZUGFeRD compatible invoices are PDF/A-3 files that include the PDF file for visual control and archiving as well as the invoice in XML format for machine processing.

Adobe has announced the Cloud Signature Consortium, a group comprised of leading industry and academic organisations committed to building a new open standard for cloud-based digital signatures across mobile and web – so anyone can digitally sign documents from anywhere.

If Australia had electronic voting in place, we would already know the outcome of Saturday’s Federal election, says the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak body for the technology industry.

The convenience of executing legal documentation with electronic signatures must be carefully weighed against issues of enforceability and security. In this update, we explain the decision Williams Group Australia Pty Ltd v Crocker [2015] NSWSC 1907, in which the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled that a company director was not bound by a guarantee that (apparently) bore his electronic signature.