Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Davies Collison Cave
On 26 July 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its final Digital Platforms Inquiry report relating to the impact of online search engines, social media
Davies Collison Cave
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Act 2019 was passed on 1 August 2019 and the first stage will come into effect in February 2020. The legislation introduces data portability
Davies Collison Cave
This is the first in a monthly series detailing updates on developments in competition and consumer law in Australia, including the activities of Australia's competition and consumer regulator
Williams + Hughes
These cases demonstrate the ACCC's willingness to crack down on the use of unfair contract terms by all businesses.
Herbert Smith Freehills
In March 2018, a pedestrian in Arizona was struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle during a vehicle test.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
These amendments should improve protections for consumers sold defective cars, motorbikes, caravans and motorhomes.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Article discusses ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report and comments on where to from here.
Holding Redlich
Birubi Art was fined for engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct for falsely claiming a link with Indigenous culture.
Holding Redlich
The store owner's informal 'book-up' system that supplied credit to Anangu customers was not considered unconscionable.
Madgwicks
Under the Australian Consumer Law, agents may be liable where that information is considered misleading or deceptive.
Madgwicks
A disclaimer is only one factor that points to whether or not a person has engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct.
Holding Redlich
This decision ushers in a new era of tough penalties, meaning compliance with consumer law obligations is now critical.
Holding Redlich
Links to media releases and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Holding Redlich
Links to media releases, in practice, regulations and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Cooper Grace Ward
The Department argued that the teacher's physical symptoms rendered her unable to safely perform her duties as a teacher.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Some companies have recognised the large amount of unredeemed expired gift cards and so have removed the expiry dates.
HHG Legal Group
Even if the express product-warranty has lapsed, you may still have rights under the ACL depending on the circumstances.
Jones Day
Product recalls are becoming increasingly common. The ACCC and industry-specific regulators are very active in both overseeing product recalls and prosecuting non-compliance with legislative requirements.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Among other findings, Landmark's conduct was found to be misleading and deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive.
Holding Redlich
The draft Rules provide guidance on the implementation of the Consumer Data Right (CDR), and how data can be requested.
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This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, reports and cases relating to competition and consumer law.
Gilchrist Connell
The draft Bill proposes amendments to enable the unfair contract terms regime to apply to insurance contracts.
Pointon Partners
Investors in a failed group of companies have recovered their lost money directly from the group's former directors.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Article discusses ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report and comments on where to from here.
Holding Redlich
The ACCC acknowledged the impact of Facebook's business operations on privacy, competition and consumer protection.
Herbert Smith Freehills
In March 2018, a pedestrian in Arizona was struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle during a vehicle test.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Article discusses the scope of the competition assessments in the ACCC's Final Report, the gaps & how they will be filled.
Holding Redlich
The Consumer Data Right aims to mobilise consumer transaction data in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
These amendments should improve protections for consumers sold defective cars, motorbikes, caravans and motorhomes.
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