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Privacy group urges ACCC to block Google, Fitbit merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-28 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Allowing Google’s planned $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit to go through would give the search giant “unprecedented” access to sensitive personal data […]

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Government to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content
Media 2020-04-20 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Digital giants Google and Facebook will be required to pay for news content under a new mandatory code being developed by the Government to create […]

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Judge not ready to toss defamation case against Twitter, Google over tweets
Defamation 2020-04-16 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss a defamation case brought by a government worker against Twitter, Google and Yahoo over racist, homophobic, anti-Muslim and […]

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Melbourne brothel wants order compelling Google to release info on anonymous reviewers
Defamation 2020-03-09 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has been hit with a third preliminary discovery lawsuit seeking the identity of online reviewers, this time by a Melbourne brothel and escort service […]

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Google may face class action over anonymous reviews
Class Actions 2020-02-17 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Search giant Google may face a class action by disgruntled business owners seeking compensation for loss and damage they claim has been caused by anonymous […]

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ACCC wins power to compel information from Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-02-14 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Government has blessed the ACCC’s request for an extended public inquiry into Google and Facebook as well as a separate probe into the […]

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ACCC to get $26.9M boost to crack down on Google, Facebook
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-12-12 11:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will get an additional $26.9 million to take on Google and Facebook, but the Federal Government will proceed more […]

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Google blasts ACCC’s ‘cherry-picked’ suit over data collection disclosures
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-14 1:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has slammed landmark regulatory action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over the collection and use of location data on Android devices […]

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ACCC says five landmark cases against Google, Facebook ‘well advanced’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-13 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is preparing to launch five ground-breaking court cases against internet behemoths Google and Facebook, the regulator’s chair, Rod Sims, […]

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Google, Facebook have ‘ability and incentive’ to abuse market power, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-12-10 3:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google and Facebook should be regulated given the potential they have to wield their monopoly powers in ways that would harm consumers, the ACCC said […]

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