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The ACCC is taking on Google, accusing the tech giant of misleading consumers about combining their personal data

- July 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

Google has been accused of misleading consumers over the use of their data from using the internet, with consumer watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launching legal action against the tech giant. The ACCC alleges Google failed to properly inform consumers, and did not gain their explicit informed consent, about its move in… Read more »

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Tradie marketplace Service Seeking cops $600,000 fine over customer ‘reviews’ written buy the businesses

- July 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

Reviews pre-written by companies and emailed to customers to endorse as a testimonial have cost online tradie marketplace Service Seeking $600,000 following legal action by the competition watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The Federal Court hit Service Seeking Pty Ltd with $600,000 in penalties for making false or misleading representations regarding business… Read more »