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ACCAN's work informs public debate about consumer issues in the communications landscape.  Welcome to our collection of the latest news and current affairs that impact communications consumers. 

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Australia’s peak telecommunications consumer body, ACCAN, is urging a current Senate Committee to support the introduction of mandatory data breach notification laws as it would significantly lead to better security of Australians’ private and financial information.

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has serious concerns with the competency and transparency under which section 313 of the Telecommunications Act has been used by government agencies to block websites.

Australians with disability are harnessing gadgets, apps and websites to improve their lives but many are potentially missing out on the digital revolution because some app developers and manufacturers are failing to accommodate the needs of people with disability and older consumers.

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has called on mobile providers such as Telstra and Vodafone to end the rort in exorbitant excess mobile data charges by introducing reasonable hard caps.

Peak telecommunications consumer body ACCAN is calling on the federal government to ban Telstra's $36 a year Silent Line fee, which landline customers currently have to pay if they want to keep their phone number private.

Peak telecommunications consumer body ACCAN is calling on the ACCC to take action on apps that advertise as free but aggressively encourage or require in-app purchases to keep playing.

The peak telecommunications consumer advocacy group, ACCAN, is today launching a free smartphone app that will allow mobile phone customers to test their reception and log where and when they are experiencing call dropouts, delayed text messages and slow internet so they can make a complaint to their provider.

New research out today documents the experience of people living in one of the first areas to receive the National Broadband Network (NBN), including their attitudes toward the NBN, downloading habits, internet speeds, devices per household and how much they pay for a phone and internet service.

Peak telecommunications consumer group ACCAN says customers who want swift action for the Vodafone network’s service outages in 2010 and 2011 should contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO). 

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