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New Jersey Law Aims to Reduce Sexual Assault and Harassment of Hotel Workers

In an attempt to protect hotel employees such as housekeepers and room service attendants from violent acts by hotel guests, including sexual assault and harassment, New Jersey recently passed a novel law requiring New Jersey hotels with more than 100 guest rooms to arm hotel employees assigned to work in a guest room alone with a free panic button device. Under the law, hotel employees who activate the button on the reasonable belief there is an ongoing crime, immediate threat of assault or harassment, or other emergency, can immediately leave the guest’s room and await assistance without facing an adverse employment action.

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Hip hip hooray, PPSR! But it may be time to renew your PPSR registration

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), established on 30 January 2012, has celebrated its seventh birthday.

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Healthcare Mobile Device Encryption: Is It Required?

Encryption of mobile device technology has become essential in the eyes of the OCR.  Although HIPAA treats encryption as an “addressable” safeguard –as opposed to a “required” safeguard— under the Security Rule, the following OCR settlements involving unencrypted mobile devices indicate that encryption is obligatory for HIPAA compliance. As new technologies emerge and the use […]

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Unperfected security interest – Lessee’s administrator successfully resists landlord’s PPSA claims over plant and equipment

In the judgment of Flown Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Goldrange Pty Ltd & Another, a lessee’s administrator successfully resisted a landlord’s claim to possession of plant and equipment located at the leased trading premises as security for a loan. In coming to this decision, the Supreme Court of Western Australia provided guidance as to what constitutes “possession” for the purposes of perfecting a security interest under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA).

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11-figure ABN adds up to 7-figure dollar loss as Supreme Court rules on defective PPSR registration

On 2 May 2017, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision refusing an application to extend time to register a security interest in Production Printing (Aust) Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] NSWSC 505.

The decision followed shortly after that of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) [2017] NSWSC 21 (OneSteel) in which it was held that registering a security interest on the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) against a grantor’s Australian Business Number (ABN) rather than its Australian Company Number (ACN) affords no protection and will result in the security interest vesting in the grantor if it becomes insolvent.

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Short term hire arrangements: further relief ahead?

Changes appear imminent in the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) arena, as on 1 March 2017 the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017 (PPS Leases Bill) was tabled in the Federal House of Representatives.

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10 Signs You Need to Update Your Data Security

Many leaders are overloaded with advice from commentators, professional service firms, and security consultants about how best to protect their organizations from the data security crisis that has been growing almost exponentially with every new major breach or data-related lawsuit. 

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3rd Economics Conference: IS SECURITY TOO EXPENSIVE?

3rd Economics Conference: IS SECURITY TOO EXPENSIVE?

14.04.2011

Mankind’s dependence on energy and information is ever growing. Just as elsewhere in the world, energy carriers, energy transport and data communication have become common topics of discussion in Estonia over the last few years. The state, energy and telecommunications companies are planning their strategies and investments – a new nuclear power station, new oil shale technologies, an LNG terminal, new electricity and gas pipelines, a comprehensive fibre-optic data communication network and 4G mobile network, to name just a few. Companies should be more aware of those issues, for supply security and price are key factors in the planning and management of any business. This year’s Big Issue conference will look at the main concerns of businesses related to energy and information as well as at today’s and tomorrow’s solutions to current problems.

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