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ACCC mulls legal action after Google completes $3B FitBit acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-18 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC is considering taking legal action against Google after the search giant completed its $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company FitBit before the […]

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ACCC rejects Google undertaking to seal $3B Fitbit deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-22 9:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected a behavioural undertaking from Google intended to assuage the regulator’s competition concerns about its planned $3 billion […]

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Government to introduce legislation requiring Google, Facebook to pay for news
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 10:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal government will introduce legislation on Wednesday that will require Google and Facebook to pay news publishers to exploit their content and give them […]

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Apple to seek stay of Epic Games competition lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 11:16 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple wants to stay a competition lawsuit brought by video game developer Epic Games in Australia, claiming a clause in its developer contract requires any […]

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Google won’t touch user data for 10 years if ACCC blesses $3B Fitbit deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-30 3:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google is seeking to assuage ACCC concerns that its planned $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit would further entrench its market power by […]

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Epic Games takes competition battle with Apple to Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-17 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Epic Games, maker of the popular Fortnite game, has taken its courtroom battle with Apple to Australia, hitting the tech giant with a lawsuit for […]

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‘You need to pick your game up’: Judge dresses down lawyer of Zarah Garde-Wilson in Google review case
Defamation 2020-10-21 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A solicitor who failed to respond to calls from the Federal Court has been criticised by a judge for filing what appeared to be a […]

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Google fires back at ACCC data collection suit, says it sought ‘explicit consent in plain terms’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has rejected claims by the ACCC that it tricked consumers into agreeing to expanded collection of their personal data, saying that it instead sought […]

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ACCC turns up heat on Google, Apple with app store inquiry
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-08 1:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

App stores have become the latest battleground in the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s investigation into digital platforms, with the regulator promising to look […]

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Global agreement will boost ACCC investigations into Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-03 1:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has signed an information sharing agreement with four competition regulators around the globe that will boost its current and […]

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