ACCC

google hq

The ACCC is seeking input on the upcoming mandatory code of conduct between US tech giants Google and Facebook and local news media, exploring issues from what constitutes news and “quality journalism” to how a bargaining model, remuneration and enforcement might work. Stakeholders have until June 5th to make their

Facebook is seeking to distance itself from Google in the ACCC’s current adtech probe, saying it has incorrectly been lumped in with its fellow online advertising giant by the regulator. The tech giants do, however, share the same defence to the competition regulator’s ongoing inquiry: both argue the troves of

Australia’s competition and privacy regulators today released their compliance and enforcement policy for the upcoming Consumer Data Right, opting for a “strategic risk-based” approach that will be updated regularly. In a joint announcement, the ACCC and the Office of The Australian Information Commissioner revealed it will have the right to

Australia’s largest commercial news publishers have fired back at Google’s defense that it is similar to a newsagency window in the ongoing debate over establishing a mandatory code of conduct between platforms and publishers.  In response to the government’s decision to “address bargaining power imbalances” by imposing a binding code

Smaller financial institutions have been granted a three month extension to prepare for their role in Australia’s open banking regime but the July 1st start date remains in place for the major pillars of the launch of the Consumer Data Right (CDR).  Following consultation with stakeholders, the ACCC has extended

Platform giants Facebook and Google will be forced to share advertising revenue with Australian media companies under a new mandatory code of conduct with binding penalties announced by the federal government today.  Australia joins France in being among the first countries to force the tech giants to directly pay for

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation allowing the NBN, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, TPG and Vocus to collaborate to keep telecommunications and networks operating effectively during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  At the request of Mitch Fifield, minister for communications these six organisations have formed a group to share information, coordinate strategies

The ACCC is asking for submissions for its inquiry into the digital advertising technology supply chain and advertising agency services in Australia.  Submissions are open now and close April 21.  The consumer watchdog is asking for views from companies who buy digital display advertising, ranging from small businesses to global

The ACCC will not appeal Federal Court’s recent decision to allow TPG and Vodafone to merge, a deal that will create a $15 billion telco.  Last month the court ruled that the deal would not substantially lessen competition in the telco market, because TPG was unlikely to become a serious

The scale and nature of acquisitions carried out by digital platform companies like Google and Facebook are posing new challenges to regulators, Australia’s competition tsar has warned. Speaking at a gala event in Melbourne last night for a global merger workshop, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims