The ACCC is at the forefront of the global debate on the implications and consequences of digital platforms for competition and consumers.

In its final report, the ACCC has approached the challenges and opportunities presented by digital platforms by adopting a holistic approach that takes account of the close links between competition, consumer and privacy issues. The 23 recommendations span competition law, consumer protection, media regulation and privacy law.

In recent weeks both the US Department of Justice and UK Competition and Markets Authority have followed the ACCC’s lead and launched similar digital platform inquiries.

Read the full briefing here.

Contacts

Liza Carver
Liza Carver
Regional Head of Practice, Australia
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Sarah Benbow
Sarah Benbow
Partner, Melbourne
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Annalisa Heger
Annalisa Heger
Special Counsel, Melbourne
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Julian Lincoln
Julian Lincoln
Partner, Melbourne
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Patrick Gay
Patrick Gay
Partner, Sydney
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Matthew Bull
Matthew Bull
Partner, Melbourne
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Kaman Tsoi
Kaman Tsoi
Special Counsel, Melbourne
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