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

The federal government has set aside $44.6 million over the next four years for the new Consumer Data Right (CDR) scheme, which will underpin Australia’s shift to open banking. CDR aims to give Australian consumers greater control of their data, allowing them to more easily share transaction, usage and product

The competition watchdog is now taking submissions from the public as part of its inquiry into Google and Facebook’s impact on media and advertising. In December 2017 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a public inquiry into the impact of digital platforms on competition in media and advertising

The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to examine Facebook and Google’s effect on media and advertising. Between them Google and Facebook accounted for 76 per cent of internet ad spend outside China in 2016, according to the December 2017 edition Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, released today. Sign up to

A “narrow” view of the advertising market has put an end to plans to create a $1.6 billion outdoor advertising giant. APN Outdoor and oOh!Media have canceled plans to merge the two outdoor advertising companies after the competition watchdog raised concerns over the deal. Earlier this month the ACCC announced

The competition watchdog has raised concerns over a deal that, if completed, will create an outdoor advertising giant with a market capitalisation of $1.6 billion. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter OoH! Media and APN Outdoor announced their intention to merge in December 2016. On completion of the all-scrip

Apple Pay

The competition watchdog has ruled that four of Australia’s big banks cannot team up to bargain with Apple or collectively boycott Apple Pay. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank are yet to offer Apple Pay and were seeking permission from the

Data Governance Australia

Former ACCC boss Graeme Samuel will chair the new Data Governance Australia group which will launch next week. DGA, which is made up of some of Australia’s biggest brands and data service providers, describes its purpose as promoting the responsible use of data. “Our role is to help build consumer trust through industry standards,