Digital Platforms Inquiry

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News Media Bargaining Code passes Parliament

Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code has officially passed through the Senate a day after the Government confirmed last-minute amendments made as part of the Morrison Government’s negotiations with Facebook over the past week.

Social Media

New digital industry code to limit spread of misinformation

A new industry code has been launched aimed at reducing misinformation on digital platforms. It comes in the wake of the Digital Platforms inquiry, conducted by the Australian Communications and Consumer Commission (ACCC), into the dominance of the platforms and the News Media Bargaining Code currently in parliament.

Digital Marketing

Australian privacy law set to be reviewed

Australian privacy laws will be reviewed through the Attorney-General's department, the government recently announced. The inquiry is currently accepting submissions with an issues paper to be released at the end of this month.

Digital Marketing

The US government files antitrust suit against Google

Google has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search and search advertising, in what the DOJ says is a violation of US antitrust laws.

Digital Marketing

ACCC to investigate local mobile ad market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will start its investigation of the mobile app marketing in Australia, part of its ongoing digital platforms inquiry.

Social Media

Facebook announces new measures to tackle harmful content

Facebook has announced it’s tightening its rules around hurtful content as more brands boycott the platform. Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, shared the platform’s renewed efforts from its second civil rights audit.

Digital Marketing

Explainer: What's next for privacy laws?

IAB Australia hosted a data governance and consumer privacy webinar recently. As part of this, principal of one of Australia's most respected experts in privacy law and practice, Salinger Privacy, Anna Johnston, shared her thoughts on the future of privacy for the Australian and global media and marketing industry.

Digital Marketing

ACCC calls for comment on mandatory news media code

The ACCC has put the call out for submissions to its new mandatory code of conduct governing Australia’s news media and digital platforms, a move aimed at helping address the imbalance between traditional media companies and Google and Facebook.

Measurement & Analytics

COVID-19 and the privacy problem

Coronavirus tracing apps, temperature sensing drones, phone apps to monitor social distancing, tech giants sharing smartphone location and mobility data - the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing the many ways technology and data can be used to protect human health. But at what cost to privacy?

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