Displaying items by tag: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Former ACCC chair Rod Sims says under the terms of an ongoing Treasury review into the News Media Bargaining Code, social media giant Facebook should be forced to negotiate and strike content deals with outlets like SBS and The Conversation.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian consumer watchdog has taken Facebook parent Meta to the Federal Court, accusing the company of placing false, misleading or deceptive ads for cryptocurrencies featuring Australian celebrities.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia's consumer watchdog is seeking input from consumers, businesses and others as it examines legislative options to address the dominance of digital platforms.

Published in Technology Regulation

A well-known telecommunications consultant has thrown his support behind a call by ACCC chairman Rod Sims for the government to treat the costs of the NBN as sunk and focus on getting the best use out of the network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Scamwatch, a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, urges the public to be mindful of dating and romance scams after the organisation reported a total loss of $56 million last year, up by 44%.

Published in Security

Over 90% of identified unsafe product listings were removed within two business days by online businesses signed up to the Australian Product Safety Pledge, according to Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has called for measures addressing Google’s dominance in search engine services, including a choice screen that provides consumers with a selection of search engines, to be introduced in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google's dominance in the advertising technology supply chain is harming both companies and individuals, the ACCC says in a report published on Tuesday.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 09 September 2021 12:58

ACCC gives go-ahead for merger of payment platforms

The Australian competition watchdog has given the go-ahead for the proposed merger of BPAY Group and its subsidiaries eftpos and New Payments Platform Australia.

Published in Business Intelligence

The majority of money remitters reviewed by the ACCC are now giving consumers the tools they need to easily compare the total price of international money transfers, according to the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 22 July 2021 11:09

Salesforce completes acquisition of Slack

Global customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce has completed its acquisition of enterprise collaboration platform Slack Technologies.

Published in Market

Cuts in oil production by the OPEC cartel and other big producers, combined with a pick-up in global fuel demand, led to higher petrol prices in Australia’s five largest capital cities in the March 2021 quarter, according to the latest petrol monitoring report from the ACCC.

Published in Market

The NBN Co needs to undertake a structural change to its wholesale pricing model that takes into account the changing nature of broadband use in the wake of the pandemic, independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.

Published in Listed Tech

Reconciliation Australia has dropped Telstra from its elite Elevate leaders group in the wake of the company admitting it had breached consumer law by selling post-paid mobile products to Indigenous customers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications provider Superfone has been fined $300,000 by the Federal Court for making false and misleading representations plus unsolicited telemarketing sales.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Visa AP (Australia) Pty Ltd and Visa Worldwide Pte Limited (together, Visa) "in relation to concerns that Visa may have limited competition in relation to debit card acceptance through its dealings with large merchants."

Published in Technology Regulation

Small business inquiries to the ACCC increased 60% in 2020 compared to the previous year, in part due to businesses seeking information about their obligations to consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

Gas prices fell significantly during the past year, driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the competition and consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has flagged that lower prices may not last, with the risk of a supply shortfall remaining.

Published in Market

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