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Australia’s digital advertising ecosystem and internet platforms will continue to face regulatory scrutiny well into the new decade, with two new ACCC probes announced this month.  Following the conclusion of the ACCC’s 18 month-long investigation into Google and Facebook, this week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg directed the competition watchdog to conduct

No Australian business has adequately architected its information systems to meet the requirements of the incoming Customer Data Right (CDR) in order to share data in real time.  That was a key takeaway from a CDR panel during Gartner’s Data and Analytics Summit in Sydney this week which included the

The TPG and Vodafone Hutchinson deal will finally go ahead after the federal court ruled a merger between the two companies will not substantially lessen competition.  ACCC opposed the merger last year as it considered that TPG was likely to continue to roll out its own mobile network and become

Australians reported nearly 4,000 online dating and romance scams in 2019 with more than a third resulting in a direct financial loss, according to new data from the consumer watchdog, which suggests scammers are increasingly taking to social media.  The total known amount lost to the scams is more than

The ACCC has formally set the rules for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) which detail how the scheme works and what the banks are legally required to do when open banking begins on July 1, 2020.  Legislated in 2019, the Consumer Data Right will give consumers the right to safely

Data from Australia’s consumer watchdog shows Australian mobile phone users are spending less time on phone calls and more time in messaging applications. Cheaper unlimited broadband plans have also helped boost the total amount of data downloaded by 47 per cent over the year. It is the first time traditional

Hotel price comparison website Trivago misled consumers about hotel prices in its online and offline advertisements, the Federal Court has ruled, in a case which the ACCC says has implications for the disclosure of how advertising influences search results. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case

The ACCC is seeking input on the best way to allow intermediaries to use CDR data, which will provide utility to consumers and assist uptake of the data portability scheme, while ensuring the privacy and security of CDR data.  The newly legislated Consumer Data Right (CDR) will allow consumers to

The implementation of Australia’s Consumer Data Right – the data portability scheme which will enable Open Banking – has been delayed until July 2020, giving banks an additional four months to prepare.  The ACCC, which had been planning to begin the scheme in February following the current testing phase, announced

The Australian government will review Australia’s Privacy Act, give more power to the ACCC to police digital platforms and order an inquiry into the supply of ad tech services and online advertising by agencies. Following a 12-week consultation period, the federal government today issued its response to the ACCC’s digital