The Australian Competition Authority calls for new competition and consumer laws in its fifth report as part of a digital platforms services inquiry

ACCC calls for new competition and consumer laws for digital platforms* The ACCC has recommended a range of new measures to address harms from digital platforms to Australian consumers, small businesses and competition. The fifth report of the ACCC’s five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry has proposed that platforms be subject to mandatory dispute resolution processes and stronger requirements for combating scams, harmful apps and fake reviews, among other measures. The Report has also proposed mandatory codes of conduct for certain platforms and services to protect and promote competition. “We know that the expansion of digital platforms in Australia has brought many benefits to Australian consumers and businesses,” ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said. “This expansion of digital

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Competition Authority calls for new competition and consumer laws in its fifth report as part of a digital platforms services inquiry, 11 November 2022, e-Competitions November 2022 - II, Art. N° 109481

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