All posts by Katharine Kemp

This law makes it illegal for companies to collect third-party data to profile you. But they do anyway

This law makes it illegal for companies to collect third-party data to profile you. But they do anyway

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. A little-known provision of the Privacy Act makes it illegal for many companies in Australia to buy or exchange consumers’ personal data for profiling or targeting purposes. It’s almost never enforced. In a research paper published today, I…

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ACCC says consumers need more choices about what online marketplaces are doing with their data

ACCC says consumers need more choices about what online marketplaces are doing with their data

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Consumers using online retail marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon “have little effective choice in the amount of data they share”, according to the latest report of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) Digital Platform Services Inquiry….

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The ACCC is suing Meta for celebrity crypto scam ads on Facebook. Here’s why the tech giant could be found liable

The ACCC is suing Meta for celebrity crypto scam ads on Facebook. Here's why the tech giant could be found liable

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. On the last day of his 11 years as chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Rod Sims announced the commission is bringing a “world-first” claim against Meta (owner of Facebook) in the Federal Court for…

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