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  • New ASIC guidelines for web blocking awaiting legal sign-off

    Guidance for Australian Securities and Investments Commission staff on the use of Section 313 (3) of the Telecommunications Act to block Australians' access to particular websites or online services are currently in draft form and awaiting sign-off from ASIC’s legal office, some 10 months after the government issued whole-of-government guidelines.

  • ASIC to offer blockchain guidance to businesses

    This year businesses will move from talking about the potential of distributed ledger technology inspired by Bitcoin’s blockchain to actually implementing and testing it, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s chairperson, Greg Medcraft, today told the organisation’s annual forum.

  • ASX, Chi-X get security tick from ASIC

    The ASX and rival exchange Chi-X have both received the tick of approval from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission after the financial watchdog conducted its first formal ‘cyber resilience’ assessments since the release in 2015 of ASIC’s security health check framework for regulated organisations.

  • ASIC reveals alleged hacking plot to boost stock prices

    A joint operation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has uncovered a plot by a suspected Russian hacker to artificially inflate the share price of a number of ASX-listed companies.

  • ACCAN condemns ASIC block of 250k sites

    The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has hit out at the revelation that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) accidentally blocked 250,000 legitimate websites.

  • ASIC has used s313 10 times to block websites

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has revealed it has used section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 10 times to block websites, also accidentally blocking 250,000 sites.