Displaying items by tag: Regulation

Independent non-partisan organisation Reset Australia says Facebook has profiled young users and teenagers with sensitive advertising content such as smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss. The organisation calls for measures to regulate these ads.

Published in Apps

Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC says a new regulatory model for the National Broadband Network is one step closer after a telecommunications industry roundtable last week brought together NBN Co, broadband retailers, industry groups, consumer representatives and government.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to power company Genesis Energy about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. 

Published in Energy

The telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Australian Financial Crimes Exchange (AFCX) which enables the exchange of information about unauthorised mobile number porting when it’s used for scams, fraud and financial crime.

Published in Technology Regulation

ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court has been appointed to the position of Deputy Chair at Australia’s national corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC),

Published in People Moves

A survey of more than 3,500 decision-makers – 333 of them in Australia – carried out for business software company Pegasystems found real-time decisioning technology is more important than ever, but there are still barriers to its adoption and use.

Published in Business Software

2nd edition of annual report provides analysis of 2020 MSP security trends and predictions and recommendations for 2021

COMPANY NEWS: Perch Security, a ConnectWise solution, today announced the release of its 2021 Perch MSP Threat Report.

Published in Security

GUEST OPINION by Peter O’Connor, Vice President Asia Pacific, Snowflake: With an increasing proportion of daily activity shifting into the digital realm, Australian businesses are finding themselves awash with data.

Published in Guest Opinion

This is Part 2 of a three part discussion on Australia's cybersecurity legislation, looking at how the Federal Australian Government’s proposed changes to our surveillance laws took everyone by surprise - and what happens next.

Published in Technology Regulation

The first in a three part discussion on Australia's cybersecurity legislation covering changes to critical infrastructure laws, surveillance laws and mandatory data retention laws has been published by Peter Coroneos, the International Vice President of CyAN, the Cybersecurity Advisors Network.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand online lender Moola has agreed a settlement with the country’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission requiring it to credit or refund approximately $2.8 million to current and former borrowers, after acknowledging the Commission’s view that it charged unreasonable credit and default fees.

Published in Technology Regulation

Greater regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must become a priority as they continue to play an increasingly normalised role for investors, according to Nigel Green, the CEO and founder of independent global financial advisory organisation de Vere Group.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission is proposing to impose levies totalling $15 million a year on the telecommunictions and fibre sectors to fund its regulation of businesses operating in the industries.

Published in Technology Regulation

The competition regulator the ACCC has flagged a substantial fall in the price of wholesale transmission services in many regional and rural parts of Australia following its decision to reduce the regulated prices for the declared Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS).

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has taken action to enhance NBN consumer experience rules to protect Australians during the final phase of the National Broadband Network migration.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has released its first paper for fibre price-quality and information disclosure regulation, setting out the proposed process and approach to regulating telecommunications companies that provide fibre access services in New Zealand.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of telecommunications to Australians, and that the regulatory structure governing the industry provides suitable consumer safeguards while encouraging innovation, according to industry lobby group, Communications Alliance.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government’s failure to get a bill passed through parliament reducing the regulatory burden for regional commercial radio and television broadcasters, has been slammed by the Labor Party.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has raised serious concerns over Google’s proposed acquisition of American digital health and fitness company Fitbit, and the potential for the deal to adversely affect market competition.

Published in Technology Regulation

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