Data

SPAM OFF THE MENU: ACMA ISSUES LARGEST FINE TO DATE

Recently, the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) reported that it issued a million dollar infringement notice and received court enforceable undertakings from one of Australia’s major supermarket chains for breaches of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (Spam Act).  This and a similar enforcement action against a large Australian telecommunication company in early 2020 demonstrate …

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THE ART OF THE DEAL: ACCC NEWS MEDIA BARGAINING CODE IMMINENT

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s mandatory news media bargaining code (the Bargaining Code) looks set to shake up how Australian news content is monetised and treated online.  The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to address imbalances in bargaining power between news media organisations and the digital platforms that were identified in the …

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Customer data: What you should know

As online channels become an increasingly important part of retail businesses, organisations are increasingly collecting customer data in the course of trade. This information is rich with insights that can be used by organisations to track consumption patterns, effectively target their advertising to particular consumers or particular groups of consumers and directly contact consumers. With significant …

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