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The ACCC has begun legal proceedings against Google in Australia, alleging the search giant engaged in misleading conduct and made false or misleading representations to consumers about the personal location data Google collects, keeps and uses.  The legal action follows the watchdog’s long-running investigation into digital platforms and their market

Regulators today revealed Australia’s upcoming Open Banking regime, currently in a testing phase, has missed several milestones and is under pressure to meet its February 2020 go live date. Open Banking is the first use case of Australia’s new Consumer Data Right, a data portability scheme designed to encourage innovation

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the ACCC inquiry into digital platforms will lead changes in Australia’s media regulatory framework and raised the possibility of tighter regulation of US tech giants while addressing industry in Sydney this week. “20 plus years ago there was still a strong mindset that said ‘the

A neobank, budgeting tools and payment services are among the first 10 companies selected by the ACCC to trial data sharing as part as Australia’s incoming open banking regime. Open banking, based on the recently passed Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation, is set to kick off formally in February 2020,

The industry group representing technology companies including Google and Facebook has pushed back on the ACCC’s recommendation that the government should strengthen the protections in the Privacy Act. Responding to ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry report, which made 23 recommendations, the Digital Industry Group (DIGI) has argued Australia cannot afford a

The ACCC has identified significant problems with Australia’s customer loyalty schemes, which include frequent flyer, supermarket and credit card operators, in a new report released today. One of the areas the consumer watchdog is probing is the poor disclosure about how consumer data is used and shared, including selling insights

If you do anything online chances are Google or Facebook know about it. A 2016 study by Princeton University revealed Google had a data collection presence on 70 per cent of the one million most popular websites. Facebook, meanwhile, holds sensitive data on the 2.4 billion people who have signed

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The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will sit at the centre of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime when it arrives in the energy sector, enabling the data access to let consumers more easily compare and switch providers. CDR is a competition and consumer reform which gives Australians greater access

As Australia’s Consumer Data Right regime edges closer to launch, the ACCC is looking for organisations to help it test the new data portability rules. The ACCC, which is leading the introduction of the CDR, is seeking expressions of interest from parties interested in becoming accredited data recipients and participating

Legislators around the world want to give consumers more control over their data and personal information in the digital age. Already the effects of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are being felt by businesses worldwide. Yet the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a forthcoming privacy law from the home