The ACCC has released this concepts paper seeking views on each of the issues to be covered in a mandatory code to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and Google and Facebook.
This paper proposes the creation of a Data Standards Task Force (DSTF), which would be entrusted with a dual mandate: enabling the development of technical standards to create data value chains and being accountable for the development of data governance standards needed by regulators to...
This Australian government’s response to the Digital Platforms Inquiry outlines a roadmap for a program of work and series of reforms to promote competition, enhance consumer protection and support a sustainable Australian media landscape in the digital age.
Google and Facebook help connect the world and provide crucial services to billions. However, this report argues that their surveillance-based business model is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a threat to a range of other rights, including freedom of opinion and...
In this interview, Phillip Adams talks to Julia Powles, Associate Professor of Law and Technology at the University of Western Australia, about Google's latest aspirations for entering the global healthcare market.
The use of smart speakers, or voice assistants, like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant has soared. With concerns about smart speakers regularly generating public attention, this exploration of the relevant issues is particularly timely.
While Twitter should get credit for its sensible move, the microblogging company is tiny compared to Facebook and Google. So, until the two giants change, Twitter’s political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
This article is an edited and condensed version of a conversation with Harvard Professor Shoshana Zuboff, in which Zuboff shares an in-depth explanation of the workings of surveillance capitalism, how to “awaken the public mind” to its dangers, and how to rescue the digital future...
In this speech to the Melbourne Press Club, ACCC Chair, Rod Sims, covers the key findings and recommendations from the recent Digital Platforms inquiry, particularly issues relevant to media businesses.
The dominance of the leading digital platforms and their impact across Australia’s economy, media and society must be addressed with significant and holistic reform, according to this final report of the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.