The ACCC has published this final report as part of its inquiry into the markets for the supply of ad tech services and ad agency services. The report provides in-depth analysis of competition and efficiency in the supply of these services, and details the ACCC's...
Digital Platform Services Inquiry – September 2021 Report on market dynamics and consumer choice screens in search services and web browsers: issues paper
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released this issues paper to gather the public's views on potential competition and consumer issues in the provision of web browsers and general search services to Australian consumers and in particular, the impact of default arrangements.
This paper examines claims by Google and its consultants that the company generates massive economic benefits for Australia—$39 billion for business and $14 billion for consumers. These claims are massively overstated and, as might be expected, negative aspects of Google’s practices are not acknowledged.
This interim report examines the digital display advertising supply chain in Australia, which enables the near instantaneous delivery of $3.4 billion of digital display advertising opportunities on news, entertainment and other websites and apps each year.
In the wake of threats by Google and Facebook to scale back or close services in Australia should the federal government proceed with plans to charge them for news content, this report identifies serious risks to Australian businesses, government services and consumers if services are...
Utilities for democracy: why and how the algorithmic infrastructure of Facebook and Google must be regulated
This paper provides a framework for understanding why internet platforms matter for democracy and how they should be regulated. The authors describe the two most powerful internet platforms, Facebook and Google, as new public utilities — utilities for democracy — arguing that they should be...
The ACCC has developed this draft mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and each of Google and Facebook.
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...