TECH DEALS: ACCC turns up the heat

After taking Google and Apple to task the regulator has its sights on HP. Meanwhile, James Packer backed online retailer Catch Group enters the takeaway food sector with EatNow.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commision (ACCC) has had some notable stoushes against the like of Google and Apple, and the regulator has now added another industry heavyweight to that list. The third inductee is Hewlett Packard (HP) whose wholly owned local subsidiary, HP Australia, has fallen foul of the regulator for allegedly giving consumers misleading advice about warranties and customers’ rights.

According to the ACCC, HP Australia informed customers who purchased faulty products that their only means of recourse was limited to measures at HP's own discretion.



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