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WhatsApp, Facebook to face EU information insurance taskforce

WhatsApp is stability to face inspection from a European Union’s information insurance regulators, who contend a Facebook-owned association has unsuccessful to residence a concerns raised around a remoteness process “despite a poignant duration of time carrying passed”. The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) released a letter [PDF] to WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, observant that it has launched a ... Read More »

Federal Court refers Apple and ACCC to intervention over guaranty claims

Federal Court decider Mark Moshinsky has referred a Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Apple to intervention over claims that a iPhone builder misled business about their rights in propinquity to poor devices. The intervention is to be resolved by Mar 2, 2018 before a destiny hearing date is set. The ACCC had instituted authorised movement opposite Apple in ... Read More »

Productivity Commission supports stream taxation collection indication for low-value imports

The Productivity Commission has pronounced a Australian government’s legislated indication for a collection of products and services taxation (GST) on low-value imports is a best accessible option. The elect was tasked by a Australian supervision to weigh either a tide indication for GST collection is a right one to exercise on Jul 1, 2018 when new taxation laws around low-value ... Read More »

Australian supervision to extend financier taxation incentives to support fintech startups

The Australian supervision has published breeze legislation directed during incentivising investors to support early-stage fintech startups with “high-growth potential”. The supervision is proposing amendments to a Tax Incentive for Early Stage (Angel) Investors, as good as a Venture Capital Limited Partnership (VCLP) and Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) regimes, that will concede authorised investors to deposit in early-stage ... Read More »

Mass surveillance: New law contingency be put to open vote, contend Dutch

Video: Is this a many impassioned notice law ever upheld in a democracy? The Netherlands is set to have a inhabitant referendum about new mass-surveillance legislation, after opponents of a ‘dragnet law’, or Sleepwet, cumulative adequate signatures to direct a poll. Under Dutch law, a supervision has to reason a non-binding referendum on an emanate if a country’s Voting Commission ... Read More »

Google: Russian groups did use the ads and YouTube to change 2016 elections

Video: Is Russia regulating hacking and misinformation to interrupt Western nations? Along with Facebook and Twitter, Google has now suggested sum of Kremlin-linked groups shopping ads and regulating YouTube to widespread disinformation during a lead-up to US 2016 election. Google has common a news forward of this week’s array of congressional hearings, where lawyers from Facebook, Google, and Twitter will ... Read More »

ACMA warns Crunch Tel for TCP Code breach

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has rigourously warned telecommunications provider Crunch Tel over transferring a business but initial gaining their consent. According to a ACMA, Crunch Tel breached Clauses 7.1, 7.2.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5.1(a), and 7.6 of a Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) Code, that enclose manners that providers contingency follow when transferring customers, such as after a sale ... Read More »

EU launches open conference on taxation regime for tech companies

The European Commission is branch to a open to assistance it confirm on a fairer and “growth-friendly” taxation regime for multinational record companies handling in a European Union. The elect wants contracting legislative proposals for “unitary tax” that would be levied on a share of tech companies’ tellurian profits, divided adult between a EU countries where they operate. The motive ... Read More »

AOC loses justice conflict over Telstra Olympics ads

The Full Federal Court of Australia has ruled in foster of Telstra in a box brought opposite a “I Go To Rio” selling discuss in 2016 by a Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). Under a unanimous preference by Justices Greenwood, Nicholas, and Burley, a interest was dismissed, with a AOC systematic to compensate Telstra’s costs. The Federal Court had creatively decided ... Read More »

Mobile domestic roaming not announced by ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced a final preference not to announce wholesale mobile domestic roaming notwithstanding a tentative Federal Court preference on possibly a breeze preference was validly made. “The ACCC’s exploration found that stipulation would expected not lead to revoke prices or improved coverage or peculiarity of services for informal Australians,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims ... Read More »

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