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Consultation begins on the CDR energy rules framework
Insight 11 Aug 2020

An overview of the ACCC's approach to the CDR Rules and CDR data sets for the energy sector, and matters which may require energy-specific rules. This article provides and highlights the key issues which have been left open for further consideration. ...

The ACCC's new case on Google's collection and use of consumer personal information
Insight 03 Aug 2020

In a landmark case, the ACCC alleges that Google failed to obtain explicit and informed consent from its consumers about the use of their data and acted contrary to representations made in its privacy policy. ...

ACCC seeks clarity on unconscionable conduct; Medibank receives $5 million penalty for misrepresentations to members; continued cooperation in the era of COVID-19; and other developments
Insight 22 Jul 2020

ACCC seeks clarity on unconscionable conduct; ACCC clears Elanco's acquisition of Bayer's animal health business; ACCC chimes in on transparency in music licensing; Medibank receives $5 million penalty for misrepresentations to members; Kogan misled consumers with EOFY promotion; and continued cooperation in the era of COVID-19 ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: FIRB introduces temporary streamlined exemption certificates; ASIC issues guidance on product intervention power; ACCC raises concerns about two digital mergers; and other corporate law developments
Insight 16 Jul 2020

Nucleus – corporate law developments: FIRB introduces temporary streamlined exemption certificates; ASIC issues guidance on product intervention power; ACCC raises concerns about two digital mergers; and other corporate law developments ...

ACCC to monitor domestic airlines; Qantas refunds for flight cancellations; High Court appeal for Pacific National/Aurizon decision; and other developments
Insight 07 Jul 2020

ACCC to monitor domestic airlines; Qantas offers refunds for flight cancellations; High Court appeal for Pacific National/Aurizon decision; wine grape contract terms under scrutiny; new research on consumer understanding of electricity offers; and ACCC authorises coal producers to negotiate collectively ...

AI inventorship knocked down in US
Insight 25 Jun 2020

Australia is yet to decide whether AI can be validly named as inventor on patent applications. However, given the EPO, UKIPO and now USPTO decisions relating to DABUS, it seems increasingly likely that legislative amendment will be needed to permit AI inventorship. ...

COVID-19 and competition and consumer law issues; concerns over Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit; and ACCC says proposed 'loyalty program' may raise competition issues
Insight 23 Jun 2020

In COVID-19 news, the authorisation permitting insurers to coordinate on temporary relief measures is being proposed to be extended; and the ACCC has imposed further conditions on coordination between health insurers. Elsewhere, the ACCC has rejected a proposal to set minimum advertised prices for Dewalt power tools, declaring any public benefit was outweighed by the potential consumer detriments. The Federal Court has declined to make declaration that Quantum Housing engaged in unconscionable conduct; and also found in favour of Kimberly-Clark Australia by dismissing the ACCC's appeal regarding Kleenex flushable wipes. Finally, the ACCC has raised concerns with Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit; and also stated that Caravanning Queensland's proposed 'loyalty program' may raise competition concerns. ...

Officer without office: High Court rules persons can be company officers despite absence of official title
Insight 10 Jun 2020

The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in ASIC v King considers the meaning and scope of the term 'officer', as defined in s9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and contains important if non-binding observations on how the term may catch bankers and other third parties. ...

COVID-19 and competition and consumer law issues; news media bargaining code; Holden compensation; CDR accreditation platform now live; and EB Games to refund customers after not playing fair
Insight 10 Jun 2020

COVID-19 and competition and consumer law issues; ACCC fines Queensland Yoghurt Company; news media bargaining code; Holden agrees to reduce speed of engagement with dealers over compensation; ACCC CDR accreditation platform now live; Voltaren gel decision in Federal Court; and EB Games to refund customers after not playing fair. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: Regulators assess priorities and continue to respond in the wake of COVID-19; changes to Australia's continuous disclosure laws, FIRB regime and Fair Work Act; ASIC broadens its position and issues further guidance; ASX holds course on the CHESS replacement system; the ACCC continues to allow market coordination; Takeovers Panel guidance on equity derivatives delayed
Insight 09 Jun 2020

Regulators assess priorities and continue to respond in the wake of COVID-19; the Treasurer temporarily modifies the operation of Australia's continuous disclosure laws; ASIC broadens its position and issues further guidance; ASX holds course on the CHESS replacement system; comprehensive reform and further guidance on the temporary changes to the FIRB regime; the ACCC continues to allow market coordination; Takeovers Panel guidance on equity derivatives delayed; and more temporary amendments to Fair Work Act. ...

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