Consumers should have more control over how online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon collect and use their data, according to a new ACCC report.
There’s no evidence the Australian government’s so-called ‘Big Stick" power pricing law have achieved anything, or were ever needed.
While the ACCC failed in a similar case against Google in 2013, there are some key details in this one which could give it more leverage.
Estimates suggest a 10% jump in the price of petrol pushes down demand for petrol 3%. In the past 14 months, the price has jumped 50%.
A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
The inaugural chair of the ACCC says Gina Cass-Gottlieb’s experience opposing the ACCC in court will prove invaluable, and that it’s time to appoint a lawyer as chair.
If you own a diesel car with an AdBlue tank, your engine is programmed to not start once you run out of it. But Australia can handle the looming diesel engine additive shortage – if we don’t panic.
I sifted through 30 power retailers’ offers to save on my home bills. Then I checked - and discovered I’d been switched to a more expensive plan.
This is a big win for Australia’s consumer watchdog in its ongoing battle against misleading environmental claims.
Each time you visit a page hosting ads, an automated ad auction begins behind the scenes — where the highest bidder wins the chance to target you with their product.
Takeover bids for Australia’s last listed energy network companies suggest these monopolies are charging way more than necessary.
Shared ownership means Australian industries are far more concentrated than traditional metrics suggest.
Companies are allowed to track users as much as they like — as long as they spell it out in the fine print. But a ground-breaking Australian legal judgement should give them pause.
To deter Google and other big tech companies from misleading users about data collection, the Federal Court should impose heavy fines.
New research finds water markets in the southern Murray-Darling produce benefits of around $117 million per year.
Compromises were reached and reputations suffered. Who ultimately won the social media showdown?
It enjoys huge network effects that lock users in. Google does not.
Most of the attention on the code has been on the larger media outlets. But the sustainability of small publishers is what should be of most concern.
Facebook might not have been able to cut off news sites were it not for the draft code. Whatever comes out of this is unlikely to be more competition.
What made Facebook grow big wasn’t what its targets would have been without it, it was what they were able to do with it.