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What is metadata? What is personal data?

Metadata is essential for any person (or computer program) that needs to find and organise information.

ACCC Preliminary report submissions: selected extracts and key points  

The inquiry has considered a range of issues related to the digital landscape

Should news media subscriptions be tax-deductible?  

Working towards a sustainable future for the production of news media  

A few too many beers causes headache for brewer

As part of the Southern Bay Brewery’s marketing approach it opened a twitter account and the complaint related to one of its tweets.

Expedia Australia penalised for misleading ‘puffery’

A recent tribunal decision in Canberra will have ongoing implications for businesses, particularly those who provide booking services or platforms.

Tattoo artist at work

QLD tattooing industry advertising regulations

Fair Trading compliance officers are currently out and about checking tattoo licences and ensuring licence numbers are being displayed as required by the law

What you need to know: NSW election and political matter advertising

Learn how to avoid doing the wrong thing this election season

What you need to know: Federal election and political matter advertising

How to avoid misleading or deceptive electoral advertisements and other communications 

Britain follows Australia’s lead in digital platforms scrutiny 

The British government has announced that it will probe the impact of Google and Facebook on the media 

Kleenheat pays $25,200 penalties over discount claims

Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas has paid penalties totalling $25,200 after the ACCC issued two infringement notices for alleged false and misleading representations made about gas prices.

South Australian man faces criminal charges for dealing with counterfeit and unapproved medicines

Following investigations by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) the Adelaide Magistrates Court sentenced a South Australian man in relation to illegal acts involving counterfeit therapeutic...

ASIC warns Coffs Harbour locals to watch out for super spruikers

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is warning the public that superannuation spruikers promoting illegal use of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are operating in the...