Rod Sims

Broader legislative reforms are required to protect consumers using loyalty schemes, according to the ACCC’s final report into customer loyalty schemes released today. The ACCC commenced its review of customer loyalty schemes in early 2019, and identified significant problems with the programs which include frequent flyer, supermarket and credit card

Google

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

The dominance of Google and Facebook must be addressed through comprehensive reform, according to Australia’s competition watchdog, which has identified systemic problems in the digital media industry. The ACCC today released its report on its inquiry into digital platforms, calling for new codes of practice, greater regulatory oversight, and reforms