Google LLC to pay $US60 million for misleading representations

Google took remedial steps and had addressed all the contravening conduct The Federal Court has ordered Google LLC to pay $60 million in penalties for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018, following…

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Government outlines expectations for NBN Co

Does not want the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to regulate prices Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland has written to NBN Co outlining the Government’s expectations in relation to the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) variation process currently underway. She also written to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) outlining…

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ACSC guidance released to help Australians avoid risks

Australians are increasingly turning to social media and messaging applications ACSC has released updated guidance to help all Australians better understand how social media and messaging apps can pose a risk to the security and privacy of individuals and organisations. Australians are increasingly turning to social media and messaging applications…

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Payment redirection scams cost Australian businesses

Scams cost Australian businesses $US227 million last year Australian businesses lost $227 million to payment redirection scams in 2021, a 77 per cent increase compared to 2020, the ACCC’s latest Targeting Scams report reveals. The report compiles data from Scamwatch, ReportCyber, major banks and money remitters, and other government agencies. It shows…

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State Library of Victoria ditches Oracle

The Library has shifted the support and maintenance contract to Rimini Street. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has received an application for merger authorisation from Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG). Telstra and TPG (the Applicants) have entered into three interrelated agreements in respect of a…

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Mastercard in court for alleged misuse of market power over card payments

Alleged anti-competitive conduct commenced in late 2017. The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd and Mastercard Asia/Pacific (Australia) Pty Ltd (together, Mastercard), for allegedly engaging in conduct with the purpose of substantially lessening competition in the supply of debit card acceptance services. Mastercard’s…

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