Yesterday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched an inquiry into digital platforms including Google and Facebook. Chairman of the ACCC Rod Sims said: The ACCC will look closely at longer-term trends and the effect of technological change on … Continue reading

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today questioned the campaign by major retailers to thwart the rise in overseas e-commerce. Major retailers today published an open letter calling on the Government to lower the GST-free threshold on imported items, in a bid … Continue reading

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For a few weeks, 2K Games' new title, Borderlands, was available to Australians at the same price on Steam that it was available in the UK and US. The game has been pulled from the Australian Steam site for the … Continue reading

EFA has lodged its submission to the Department of Broadband, Communication and Digital Economy's Future Directions review. The submission tackles a number of important issues for the digital economy, including open access to public sector information, electronic accessibility of printed … Continue reading

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EFA today lodged a submission with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), opposing a recently announced plan by online auction site eBay to require all Australian buyers and sellers to use PayPal for eBay purchases in most circumstances. Many … Continue reading