regulation

Compliance, regulation

From January 1 this year, Australia’s newly enacted Payment Times Reporting Scheme (PTRS) requires businesses and government enterprises with an annual total income of over $100 million to biannually report on their payment terms and practices for their small business suppliers. These reports will then be made publicly available via

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France’s data regulator today announced it had fined Google 100 million euros and Amazon 35 million euros – around AU$219 million – for placing advertising cookies on users’ computers without consent. The french regulator, CNIL, conducted investigations into the tech giants between December last year and May regarding their french

A coalition of leading French advertising organisations have filed a complaint with France’s competition regulator over Apple’s planned privacy update, which will stop apps and websites from tracking users without explicit consent. Apple announced the feature in June, revealing users would soon be able to prevent apps from accessing their

COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of the right to privacy and the need for transparency from government and data collectors, according to the information and privacy regulator who this week again pushed for a regulatory approach more suitable to the digital age. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will

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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

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

Twitter is bracing for a US$250 million fine from US regulators for using the phone numbers provided by its users for security to target them with ads. The social platform disclosed the practice in October last year and claims it was done “inadvertently” but can not say how many users

Monday marks two years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s wide ranging data processing regulations. Billed as a strong deterrent with penalties potentially in the billions, GDPR was widely expected to help citizens wrestle back their data from the companies which have for years harvested, traded

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

Late last year Gartner declared 80 per cent of marketers would abandon personalisation efforts by 2025 because of a lack of ROI and a rising tide of data regulation. The analysts argued many data and personalisation efforts were backfiring with consumers finally catching on to the trade off and rejecting