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Displaying items by tag: Consumer rights

Despite burgeoning evidence of customers being banned for no reason, Activision-Blizzard doesn’t care.

Published in Entertainment

Sony has been hit with penalties of $3.5 million for misrepresenting PlayStation gamers’ rights after the competition watchdog, the ACCC, took Sony to court for making false and misleading representations on its website and in dealings with Australian consumers about their Australian Consumer Law rights.

Published in Entertainment

The chief of Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, Rod Sims, says competition has a critical role to play in getting the economy running efficiently again post the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Published in Strategy

Retailer Target has admitted to the competition watchdog, the ACCC, that it may have breached Australian Consumer Law by making false or misleading representations in its dealings with customers who purchased faulty Sony PlayStations.

Published in Hardware

An Auckland motor vehicle trader has been hit with a NZ$75,000 fine by New Zealand’s competition regulator for misrepresenting consumers’ rights when selling used vehicles online.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, The Commerce Commission, has warned Apple for misleading consumers about their Consumer Guarantees Act rights and its replacement products being new.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 27 October 2017 07:55

MSY fined over misleading warranty information

Technology goods retailer MSY has been fined three-quarters of a million dollars by the Federal Court in a case filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over its not properly informing consumers about their rights to warranties on faulty products.

Published in Resellers

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has welcomed the federal government’s reappointment of Delia Rickard as deputy chair for five years and praised her "tireless advocacy” for consumer rights.

Published in People Moves

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken court action against computers and electronic goods retailer MSY Technology over allegations the company has misrepresented consumers’ rights to remedies for faulty products.

Published in Strategy

Consumers should have the right to access, and greater control, over data that is collected on them by government and businesses, according to the Productivity Commission.

Published in Data
Broadcasting and communications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), says that two in five Australians with mobile phones or an email account  - or 39 percent of the population – are unaware of who to contact to complain about spam email and SMS, and it is powerless to act to protect consumers’ rights unless it receives complaints.

Published in Market

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