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Privacy Commissioner opens probe into Facebook
Privacy & Cybersecurity April 5, 2018 10:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Privacy Commissioner on Thursday opened an investigation of Facebook on the heels of confirmation by the social media giant that the data of over […]

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Pelvic mesh report calls for medical device registry
Product Liability March 29, 2018 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A long-awaited congressional report has called for an overhaul of medical device regulation in Australia, in the wake of a system-wide failure to protect women […]

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Cos. to face new penalties for manipulating financial benchmarks
Financial Services March 29, 2018 8:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Companies that manipulate financial benchmarks will face specific civil and criminal penalties under changes to the law made by the government today, in the wake […]

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Reckitt can’t ban P&G TV ad in dish detergent dust-up
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2018 9:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser Australia has lost a bid for an interim ban on a commercial by rival Procter & Gamble that claims Fairy Platinum dishwashing detergent […]

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ACCC to rethink approach to penalties
Competition & Consumer Protection March 26, 2018 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will examine its approach to penalties for competition law breaches, in the wake of a report that found companies […]

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ACCC targets Vocus for misleading NBN speed claims
Competition & Consumer Protection March 23, 2018 3:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three units of Vocus have entered agreements with the ACCC to refund customers for promising NBN speeds they couldn’t deliver. Vocus units Dodo Services Pty […]

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Heinz violated law with sugary kids snacks, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection March 19, 2018 8:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd made misleading claims about the health benefits of its Little Kids Shredz products, the Federal Court said Monday. The Federal […]

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Yazaki can address ‘course of conduct’ in ACCC appeal, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection March 19, 2018 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court has allowed Yazaki Corporation to file additional documents as it weighs the ACCC’s case that the auto parts maker got off easy […]

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VW emissions cheating trial to wrap up Monday
Class Actions March 16, 2018 9:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The first stage of the Australian trial alleging Volkswagen installed dual-mode software in diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests will wrap up Monday, when […]

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ASIC to crack down on unfair lending contracts
Financial Services March 15, 2018 4:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC put banks and other lenders on notice Thursday that unfair lending contracts aimed at small business will be an enforcement priority for the securities […]

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