The digital frontier – staying ahead of the crypto curve

We are in an era that many are now describing as the ‘digital frontier’ – where visions of decentralised financial systems (DeFi) and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) run abound with an endgame that intends to shake up the way traditional finance is offered to consumers. On 21 March 2022 the Treasury released its consultation paper […]

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Are you prepared? October breach reporting changes loom

In anticipation of the upcoming breach reporting obligations commencing on 1 October 2021, ASIC has released Regulatory Guide 78 (New RG 78) on Breach Reporting by Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensees and credit (AC) licensees. These new expanded reporting obligations seek to address ASIC’s long-standing concerns regarding the timeliness and quality of breach reporting across […]

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ASIC’s new approach to regulatory investigations: the challenges and opportunities presented by Express Investigations

Under the banner of ‘when pilots become enduring practice’, ASIC Deputy Chair Karen Chester has announced that ASIC will supplement its traditional investigations processes with ‘Express Investigations’ (EI), ASIC’s new and preferred approach to enforcement. Corporate regulatory investigations are often legally and factually complex, high-stakes and process-heavy. Mountains of documents and witness evidence are commonplace. […]

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