The Australian Competition Authority publishes its final report on the challenges and opportunities in the digital platforms market

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. ACCC MAKES MARKET POWER FINDINGS AND LAUNCHES ENFORCEMENT ACTION The ACCC has found both Facebook and Google have substantial market power in a number of

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Sarah Benbow, The Australian Competition Authority publishes its final report on the challenges and opportunities in the digital platforms market, 26 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 93521

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