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Google is pleading what could be characterised as the "nice-guy defence" in its bid to reduce a €4.34 billion (US$5.02 billion, A$6.94 billion) fine imposed on it by the European Union in 2018 for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules relevant to Android, by saying it never intended to harm its rivals.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Court today ordered that Telstra pay $50 million in penalties for engaging in unconscionable conduct when it sold mobile contracts to more than 100 Indigenous consumers across three states and territories, in proceedings brought by the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra Corporation Ltd has paid an infringement notice of more than $1,500,000 after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found it failed to provide consumers with the opportunity to keep their existing local phone number when changing telcos, known as local number porting.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Marketing company Telco First (trading as Compare With Us) has paid a $79,800 infringement notice after an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) investigation found it sent more than 65,000 illegal spam text messages.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has investigated Australia e-tail giant Kogan and found the company sent more than 42 million marketing emails without an easy way to unsubscribe.

Published in Technology Regulation

Internet service provider Exetel has been fined $12,600 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to lodge complaints reports on time.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Search giant Google has reached a settlement with France and will pay about €965 million (US$1.07 billion, A$1.55 billion) to settle a fiscal fraud probe that has been going on for the last four years.

Published in Technology Regulation

British Airways faces a fine of £183.39 million (A$329.1 million) for infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation which occurred during a data breach in September 2018, the UK Information Commissioner's Office says.

Published in Security

Google has announced that it has mounted a challenge to a €4.3 billion (US$5 billion) fine levied on it by the European Union in July, for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules over its Android mobile operating system.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:37

EU drops Ireland case after Apple pays back-taxes

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has said it will drop a case against Ireland, filed in the wake of its imposition of a back-taxes bill of €13.1 billion (US$17.6 billion) on Apple two years ago, after the Cupertino-based company paid its dues.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:12

Google EU fine over Android likely this week

Search giant Google is set to face a record-breaking fine from the European Union this week over alleged anti-competitive practices concerning its Android mobile operating system.

Published in Technology Regulation

Expectations that Facebook would be hit with anything remotely resembling meaningful fines over the Cambridge Analytica scandal have been dashed, with Britain's Information Commissioner’s Office levying a £500,000 penalty on the company.

Published in Open Sauce

Anti-trust regulators in the European Union have deferred an announcement about fining Google for alleged anti-trust activities surrounding its Android mobile operating system due to a visit to Brussels by US President Donald Trump.

Published in Technology Regulation

Search giant Google is likely to face another hefty anti-trust fine from the European Union in July, this time over its Android mobile operating system.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:22

Forgotten server earns UK university big fine

The University of Greenwich in the UK has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner for forgetting and leaving online a server linked to a database with personal data of 19,500 university students, staff, alumni and conference visitors.

Published in Security

The European Union is likely to chastise Ireland for failing to collect a fine of €13 billion (US$17.6 billion) from Apple which was announced on 29 August last year.

Published in Technology Regulation
Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:29

Google to face massive EU fine soon: reports

Google is likely to be soon hit with a big fine by the European Union for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the search market, according to a number of reports.

Published in Technology Regulation
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The state of surveillance technologies and their deployment into everyday life continues its onward march, with new 'in-ground' parking sensors coming to Melbourne City Council streets from July which alert the closest inspector once you're five minutes over the limit.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:33

Jammie Thomas-Rasset's RIAA fine reduced

In the long-running court-driven saga of Jammie Thomas-Rasset, her previous fine of $1.92M for copyright infringement has been reduced to $54,000.  This is not the end of the story.

Published in Technology Regulation

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