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Digital advertising services inquiry: final report

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...
Discussion paper

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.
Report

Google’s assessment of Google

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.
Report

Digital advertising services inquiry: interim report

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.
Report

Google’s economic impact in Australia

Digital technologies have become central to how Australians conduct their daily lives and work. This report, prepared by AlphaBeta on behalf of Google, examines the economic value presented by Google’s suite of online services
Discussion paper

Tech-xit: can Australia survive without Google and Facebook?

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...
Discussion paper

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...
Briefing paper

Q&As: Draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code

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.
Briefing paper

Mandatory news media bargaining code: concepts paper

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.
Report

Standards for digital cooperation

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...
Strategy

Regulating in the digital age

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.
Report

Surveillance giants: how the business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights

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...
Commentary

Twitter is banning political ads – but the real battle for democracy is with Facebook and Google

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.
Briefing paper

Smart speakers and voice assistants: snapshot paper

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.
Article

Shoshana Zuboff on the undetectable, indecipherable world of surveillance capitalism

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...
Transcript

The Digital Platforms Inquiry: Melbourne Press Club speech

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.
Report

Digital Platforms Inquiry: final report

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.
Transcript

Rod Sims' address to the 2019 Competition Law Conference

Transcript of ACCC Chair, Rod Sims' addresses the 2019 Competition Law Conference, discussing the merger regime in relation to digital platforms.
Commentary

The ACCC's plan to reshape the media landscape

The ACCC has signalled its intention to work with the OECD and other international agencies to kickstart an international law-making effort to regulate Google, Facebook and their successors.
Report

Digital Platforms Inquiry: preliminary report

This report outlines the ACCC's concerns regarding the market power held by Google and Facebook, including their impact on Australian businesses and, in particular, on the ability of media businesses to monetise their content.