E+Co Alerts

01
May

Whilst browsing the web you may have noticed that some URLs have little padlocks next to them. Although these symbols are often nondescript, they are significant components of our digital infrastructure that indicate a third-party Certificate Authority (‘CA’) has verified the website as legitimate and trustworthy. Without CAs and their padlocks it would be hard for us and our browsers ...

29
Aug

Pros & Cons of using Trust structures in your business

Introduction Clients setting up new businesses often ask us whether it would be advisable to operate their business through a trust structure. There is a common perception that utilising a trust can have tax advantages, though it is less well known exactly what these advantages are and whether they are suitable for every situation. It is true that, provided correctly structured ...

25
Aug

In July 2015, a major compromise to the data security of the Ashley Madison website resulted in the personal information of some 37 million users being made public by a group yet to be properly identified, but which call themselves ‘the Impact Team’. Ashley Madison (www.ashleymadison.com) styles ...

20
Aug

E-signatures + their validity under Australian law

The use of information technology and digital systems in everyday business practice is becoming ubiquitous. The use of electronic signature (‘e-signature’) technology, however, has been less pervasive, despite the recognition of its validity by the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth). Nevertheless there has been growth in recent times, driven in no small part by the wide range of technology solutions ...