Governments are just as much to blame when it comes to letting car manufacturers get away with dodging regulation requirements, as the companies themselves.
New technology such as Bitcoin provides a 21st challenge for government regulators.
Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”. The Conversation continues its series focusing on what such a government should look like, looking…
Not all supplement brands commit to nutritional supplement “best practice” manufacture policies, emphasising the need for these products to be regulated.
With all the fuss around nutritional supplements , it is important for these products to be appropriately regulated.
We need a formal definition on what we mean by artificial intelligence.
Plenty of talk about what we want from artificial intelligent systems, but what do we actually mean by AI? From a legal and regulation point of view, we do need a definition.
Ready to rumble?
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Uber is in a global fight to win a regulatory environment favourable to its business model. It could go one of two ways.
Robots in chains but are they really to blame when AI does something wrong?
There is much debate on the ethics of artificial intelligence machines that are designed to kill. But who's responsible when a non-lethal AI system causes damage, harm or even death?
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Start-ups have always found it hard to navigate compliance requirements, but this time regulators are listening.
EPA to states: we need a reductions plan.
Complicated and controversial, the EPA Clean Power Plan is well-conceived and has the potential to curb emissions but still faces serious hurdles.
Not happy in coal country – unless you’re a lawyer.
The expected barrage of legal attacks on the EPA Clean Power Plan hinge on two arguments, which may ultimately go to the US Supreme Court.
Convicting individuals of wrongdoing is important but only a culture change in the financial sector will stop future crimes.
Experiencing the bane of an 8% drop in a single day.
Shadow banking has helped fuel continued Chinese economic growth. But it could come back to bite if not brought into line.
APRA’s recent review of bank capital found Australia’s banks are stronger than they appeared to be.
Global regulators are requiring banks to hold more capital, so how high should Australia aim?
The EPA seemed to think the benefits so outweighed the costs that the latter weren’t worth considering.
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Regulations that do significantly more harm than good are never appropriate, as the court concluded.
Bill aims for more transparency in reguluations.
A bill to require regulatory agencies to consider the cost of complying before they're created will lead to better decisions.
Cracking down on bad behaviour.
More than just a piece of clever rhetoric, the government is making genuine changes to regulating the financial services industry.
Double act. Jain and Fitschen at a Deutsche press conference.
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Taking ultimate responsibility for your company's actions hasn't been a popular choice for bosses, but Jain and Fitscher have now set a strong example.
Power of the pen: Obama signs executive order to reduce greenhouse gases from government.
The EPA said it will regulate emissions from airplanes – the latest in a string of environmental and climate regulations Obama has used to bypass the Republican-led Congress.
Perfect nails, at what cost?
The nail salon industry is booming. But along with polished nails come toxic health effects for the workers, due to the chemical compounds in nail care products.
Going round in circles.
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Tesco switched its auditors from PwC to Deloitte – will it do anything to prevent future accounting scandals?
Will negotiators play a game of chicken or be able to clink champagne glasses over a nice chicken dinner?
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Much is at stake as negotiators meet in New York this week in hopes of aligning disparate transatlantic regulations.