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The ACCC has asked for more input from the industry as its digital platforms inquiry turns its focus to the ad tech supply chain. During a speech to the Australian Association of National Advertisers (ANNA) and ThinkTV audience in Sydney last night, Rod Sims, chair at the ACCC asked for

Australia’s Customer Data Right (CDR) legislation is expected to pass in the first quarter of 2019 and from July 1 the big four banks will be required to publicly share product data about credit and debit cards, deposit accounts and transaction accounts. However the banks now have until February 2020

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The ACCC has raised preliminary concerns over the proposed merger between TPG and Vodafone saying it could result in a substantial lessening of competition. The consumer watchdog released a statement of issues earlier today. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter TPG supplies retail fixed broadband and voice services and

The ACCC is investigating whether or not tech giants have breached Australian consumer and competition law as part of its digital platforms inquiry. The consumer watchdog released a preliminary report this morning, 12 months after being directed by the federal government to conduct a public inquiry into the impact of

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The ACCC has given the green light to Nine’s takeover of Fairfax, with the consumer watchdog noting it will not “substantially lessen competition” in the Australian news industry. The ACCC investigation involved contact with hundreds of stakeholders, consideration of more than 1000 submissions and examination of internal documents from both

More than 90 per cent of Australians don’t know how popular apps use or share their data, according to new research. The findings come as the ACCC begins its inquiry into how digital platforms collect and use consumer data and whether consumers are adequately informed of those practices. According to

The federal government has set aside $44.6 million over the next four years for the new Consumer Data Right (CDR) scheme, which will underpin Australia’s shift to open banking. CDR aims to give Australian consumers greater control of their data, allowing them to more easily share transaction, usage and product

The competition watchdog is now taking submissions from the public as part of its inquiry into Google and Facebook’s impact on media and advertising. In December 2017 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a public inquiry into the impact of digital platforms on competition in media and advertising

The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to examine Facebook and Google’s effect on media and advertising. Between them Google and Facebook accounted for 76 per cent of internet ad spend outside China in 2016, according to the December 2017 edition Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, released today. Sign up to

A “narrow” view of the advertising market has put an end to plans to create a $1.6 billion outdoor advertising giant. APN Outdoor and oOh!Media have canceled plans to merge the two outdoor advertising companies after the competition watchdog raised concerns over the deal. Earlier this month the ACCC announced