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FinTech Australia and FDATA call for long needed CDR roadmap
Mon, 29th May 2023
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australian federal budget
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consumer rights
Australia's Fintech industry body and global non-profit FDATA are urging policy-makers to establish a roadmap for CDR implementation.
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Ping Identity empowers open banking adoption with additions to CDR sandbox
Wed, 2nd Sep 2020
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bi
Ping Identity launches new sandbox environment for open banking adoption in Australia, in line with Consumer Data Right (CDR) rules.
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Ping Identity launches new CDR sandbox for Aussie financial sector
Thu, 11th Jun 2020
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devops
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fintech
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app development
Ping Identity unveils CDR sandbox to boost Aussie open banking, aiding banks and FinTechs in meeting July deadlines.
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Commission warns Spark for misleading in-contract customers
Thu, 23rd May 2019
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commerce commission
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business
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spark
The warning follows an investigation into representations Spark made on its website and in emails in August and September 2018.
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Why 'Right to Repair' legislation could be a new lease on life for broken devices
Fri, 22nd Mar 2019
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apple
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technology gifts
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applecare
New California legislation could give consumers the right to repair their electronic devices, challenging manufacturers' control over repairs.
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Why only 13% of shoppers trust retailers with their personal data
Mon, 11th Feb 2019
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Study: 66% of retail workers say tablets could boost service, amid staffing woes and privacy concerns.
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Mobile trader fines hit $1.56m with $330k for Mobile Shop
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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commerce commission
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law
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mobile trader
Auckland-based Mobile Shop pleaded guilty to 24 charges, 12 under the Fair Trading Act and 12 under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.
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Noel Leeming hit by nine charges of breaching consumer rights
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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commerce commission
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retail
The consumer retail, owned by The Warehouse Group, will defend the nine charges, each laid by different customers, in court at the end of May.
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Telstra extends handset warranties, Apple proves tricky
Tue, 12th Oct 2010
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telstra
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european union
24 month warranties for phones on a 24 month contract are now reality - unless you bought Apple.