ACCC finds lack of competition in ad tech affects publishers, advertisers, and consumers

Australia has turned into one of the key regulatory battlefields for Big Tech - see for example the ongoing acrimonious fight over the news media code, with Google and Facebook threatening to pull out of the country if the proposed code enters into force. In the meantime, following up on its Digital Platforms Inquiry (report … Continue reading ACCC finds lack of competition in ad tech affects publishers, advertisers, and consumers

ACCC to issue report on app marketplaces in March 2021

Saying that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has become quite active in the digital front would be an understatement. After delivering a pioneering report into digital platforms in 2019, it kicked off a five-year inquiry into digital platform services in 2020 and another inquiry in ad tech services (even though one might say we … Continue reading ACCC to issue report on app marketplaces in March 2021

ACCC to create mandatory code of conduct for Google, Facebook

In April 2020 Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia, ordered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") to create a mandatory code of conduct governing the relationships between digital platforms and media businesses. The ACCC had been working on a voluntary code of conduct as a follow up to its Final Report on its Digital Platforms … Continue reading ACCC to create mandatory code of conduct for Google, Facebook