digital platforms inquiry

Facebook is seeking to distance itself from Google in the ACCC’s current adtech probe, saying it has incorrectly been lumped in with its fellow online advertising giant by the regulator. The tech giants do, however, share the same defence to the competition regulator’s ongoing inquiry: both argue the troves of

Platform giants Facebook and Google will be forced to share advertising revenue with Australian media companies under a new mandatory code of conduct with binding penalties announced by the federal government today.  Australia joins France in being among the first countries to force the tech giants to directly pay for

The Australian government will review Australia’s Privacy Act, give more power to the ACCC to police digital platforms and order an inquiry into the supply of ad tech services and online advertising by agencies. Following a 12-week consultation period, the federal government today issued its response to the ACCC’s digital

magnifying glass investigation look closer

The ACCC has revealed it has five “well advanced” investigations into Facebook and Google, following the release of its digital platforms inquiry, which was critical of the two American multinationals. Addressing the Melbourne Press Club this week, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said the consumer watchdog has “five investigations well advanced”

big fish eating little fish

The ACCC is debating whether current competition laws need to be amended to deal with the deep pockets of Facebook and Google and their tendency to buy smaller companies which one day could rival their own businesses. This is a part of the consumer watchdog’s current digital platform inquiry into