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ACCC: Consumers' right to their own data is on its way


Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair Rod Sims has announced, at the Consumer Policy Research Centre’s Consumer Data Conference in Melbourne, that the consumer data right (CDR) which will enable customers to safely share their data with trusted service providers, is a fundamental competition and consumer reform.

Mr Sims said the ACCC will have the lead role in turning the concept of a consumer data right into a reality, including rule-making, consumer education and, eventually, enforcement.

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Wisdom to remove unfair contract terms


The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from home builder Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd (Wisdom) to remove contract terms contained in its standard home building agreements which are unfair under the Australian Consumer Law.

From October 2008, Wisdom’s Home Building Agreement contained non-disparagement clauses that allowed it to control or prevent any public statements such as online reviews, made by customers about its services.

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Be on the lookout for unscrupulous shonks


South Australia’s consumer watchdog has urged consumers to take extra care, with shonky tradies ripping off in excess of $230,000 from consumers in the past seven months.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said Consumer and Business Services continued to receive calls from people who have paid what appear to be a group of itinerant tradies for work that’s either been performed to a very poor standard or not even started.

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ACCC: Consumers' right to their own data is on its way 18/07/2018 10:41:25 PM
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Wisdom to remove unfair contract terms 3/07/2018 5:47:01 PM
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Be on the lookout for unscrupulous shonks 3/07/2018 5:44:09 PM
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