The Australian Communications and Media Authority is examining changes that have come about in commercial news broadcasts due to digital disruption, following studies in 2019 that showed about 80% of adults were concerned about large advertisers influencing the type and content of news.

The Indian Government has given Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies the go-ahead to participate in the forthcoming trials of 5G networks.

Italy will become the second European country to levy a tax on digital firms, with the country's parliament passing the necessary legislation which will take effect from 1 January 2020.

New Zealand holiday rental management and accommodation company Bachcare says there are “inaccuracies” in the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission’s statement about online reviews in which the Commission said that Bachcare had misled consumers. 

Friday, 20 December 2019 10:32

ACCC delays CDR implementation

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The launch of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the banking sector has been delayed until July 2020.

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has fined holiday rental management and accommodation company Bachcare $117,000 for misleading consumers by altering and withholding publication of online reviews posted by users of its accommodation services.

Two-fifths of the respondents to a survey about the encryption law passed by the Coalition Government last year say they have lost sales or other commercial opportunities as a result of the law being in place.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has slammed the chief executives of Facebook and Apple, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook respectively, accusing them of being "morally bankrupt on the issue of encryption and protecting children".

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to the adoption of key recommendations from its Digital Platforms Inquiry, saying they address its main competition and consumer priorities, including concerns about privacy and the use of data.

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