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The five bills would apply to Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. If some (or all) of them become law, we can expect some major changes in how they do business.

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The current review of the Federal Privacy Act could be the beginning of a process to obtain fairer privacy practices for consumers. But any reforms from this review will be a long time coming.

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Compromises were reached and reputations suffered. Who ultimately won the social media showdown?

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Just because a tech company has a big share of the market doesn't mean it has the power to keep it.

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It's the biggest monopolisation case since a 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft. But it may be several years before a settlement of any kind is reached

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Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.

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With companies increasingly handing decisions over to AI, tech giants like Google and Microsoft have to navigate the ethical challenges posed by machines.

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If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.

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Following a privacy policy change in 2016, Google has collected users' data from third-party websites and apps. The ACCC argues users were misled into signing away their privacy.

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The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.

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