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Consumer Data Right intermediaries will now be able to collect consumer data on behalf of accredited third party data recipients, with consumer consent, following rule changes by the regulator today. The changes, which come into effect October 2nd, should make it easier for fintechs to access the data by removing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today announced an investigation into the operation of app marketplaces in Australia, citing concerns around competition and consumer protections. Google and Apple dominate app marketplaces. The former is currently engaging in a separate ugly stoush with the ACCC over the regulator’s plan to

Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law. The announcement follows the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s draft news media bargaining

Have you used Google lately and been greeted by a yellow warning saying that the way Australians search on Google is under threat? To understand why these messages are appearing, Media Files interviewed former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Professor Allan Fels, and CEO of the

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Australian health booking platform HealthEngine has been ordered to pay $2.9 million in penalties for misleading customers about how it shared their data with private health insurance brokers and for publishing misleading patient reviews and ratings. The ACCC began investigating Australia’s largest health services booking platform in 2018 and launched

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Google’s international scare campaign to undermine incoming regulation has been branded bullying by a progressive Australian thinktank, which says the impact of the platform giants has been found to be “disastrous” for Australia. In an open letter published Wednesday, The Australia Institute’s Centre For Responsible Technology accused the US tech

The ACCC this afternoon issued a stern rebuke to claims made by Google today regarding the News Media Bargaining Code, accusing the search and advertising giant of spreading misinformation about the incoming regulation. Google Australia managing director, Mel Silva, this morning published an open letter denouncing the News Media Bargaining

Australia’s consumer regulator has suggested tougher regulation is on the way for online platforms as it sharpens its focus on the collection and use of people’s data by Google and other tech giants. The ACCC is currently in two legal battles with Google over the collection of consumer data, is

The government announced a new draft mandatory code of conduct late last week to address “bargaining power imbalances” between Australian commercial media companies and platform giants Facebook and Google, including rules for the platform companies to pay for news content. Developed by the ACCC and now under public consultation, the

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ACCC is taking legal action against Google, alleging it didn’t have the correct form of consent from millions of Australians consumers when it began combining their internet browsing activity with their Google account data in 2016.  The consumer watchdog has today launched Federal Court proceedings against Google alleging the search