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Australian Watchdog Looks Into Retailers’ Facial Recognition Tech

Three of Australia’s biggest retail chains have been referred to the privacy regulator by a major consumer group which has said they use “unreasonably...
Samsung

Australia Watchdog Fines Samsung Over Misleading Claims

Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday a court ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a A$14 million ($9.65 million) penalty for...
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Australia, EU May Take The Lead In BNPL Regulation

Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the US are looking at regulating the buy now, pay later (BNPL) sector. Last year, all...
Aurizon

Australian Regulator Has Concerns With Aurizon’s $2.3B One Rail Bid

The competition watchdog has raised concerns about Aurizon’s proposed $2.35 billion acquisition of freight haulage group One Rail, arguing it could “substantially” reduce competition...
Airbnb

Airbnb Sued By Australian Regulator For Misleading Customers

Australia's antitrust regulator has filed a lawsuit against Airbnb, accusing the accommodation-sharing website of misleading users into paying more than advertised for their stays,...
Google

Google Is Liable for Content Posted Online, Australian Court Says

An Australian court found search engine giant Google liable for defamatory videos posted on its YouTube platform that targeted a senior politician, a reminder...
Mastercard

Australian Regulator Sues Mastercard For Anti-Competitive Practices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Monday started legal proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard for allegedly stifling competition in the supply of debit...
Apple

Apple Defends Its Policies In Australia

Apple has robustly defended its ecosystem in a submission to Australia's competition watchdog, amid growing global scrutiny of the power of big tech companies...
Amazon

Amazon Refuses To Describe Its Search To Australian Watchdog

Amazon has declined to describe its product-search system to an Australian competition regulator that has heard complaints of large marketplace platforms giving preference to...
Uber

Australia Fines Uber For Misleading Users On Cancellation Charges

Uber will pay roughly $19 million in penalties in Australia after the country’s competition regulator found it misled riders by warning of cancellation charges...
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