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Telstra has received a formal warning from the communications watchdog for building a base station on top of a government office without consulting affected parties. The Australian reports the telco is also being investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in a separate incident related to it blocking international

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The ACCC is debating whether current competition laws need to be amended to deal with the deep pockets of Facebook and Google and their tendency to buy smaller companies which one day could rival their own businesses. This is a part of the consumer watchdog’s current digital platform inquiry into

TPG and Vodafone Hutchinson will pursue legal action against the ACCC’s decision to block their proposed merger. The consumer watchdog opposed the merger earlier this week saying it would reduce competition in the market. The two companies will be be seeking declaratory relief from the federal court which has jurisdiction

The ACCC has blocked the Vodafone Hutchinson and TPG merger with the watchdog claiming the merger will “reduce competition and contestability” in this sector.  It stated the proposed merger would preclude TPG entering as the fourth mobile network operator in Australia. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today

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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