digital age


19 Nov 2019

This speech, by ACCC Chair Rod Sims, given to the Consumer Policy Research Conference (CPRC) Conference, suggests that takeovers of smaller rivals by digital platforms, including their data sets, may pose a threat to consumers’ choice and privacy.

Briefing paper

4 Nov 2019

Huawei’s “Safe City” products have fueled concerns that China is “exporting authoritarianism.”


10 Oct 2019

The Heart of the Digital Revolution forum was held in Sydney on 26 July, 2019. The aim of the forum was to establish the challenges, opportunities and requirements to build and sustain a nation-wide digital mentoring revolution. This report sets out the the collective challenges,...


26 Jul 2019

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.


27 May 2019

This research focuses on parents’ experiences raising children in a world steeped in online activity and connection. It confirms the pivotal role parents play in keeping their children safe online and highlights their very real concerns about their capacity to deal with online safety issues....


15 Apr 2019

For migrants and refugees in Italy, identity data collection processes can “exacerbate existing biases, discrimination, or power imbalances." This report analyzes the challenges arising from this digital ecosystem and identifies three major areas of concern: bureaucratic bias in identity systems; privacy and mistrusted systems; and...

Journal article

27 Feb 2019

This article interrogates how digital text annotation tools and projects facilitate online engagement and virtual communities of practice. With the rise of the Web 2.0 movement and the proliferation of digital resources, annotation has evolved from an isolated practice to a collaborative one.

Working paper

23 Jan 2019

This paper analyses the skills and qualifications of people working in creative fields and how these may be used in the future.


10 Dec 2018

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.

Journal article

20 Aug 2018

Mismeasurement of productivity is one possible explanation for the global productivity slowdown in recent decades. This article discusses the challenges of measuring productivity in the digital age.

Blog post

14 May 2018

The Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Data Availability & Use is now available, one year after the Productivity Commission (PC) released its 658-page final report.


Commissioned by the Government in March 2016, the PC Inquiry brought together research...

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technology driven change, it has benefits and challenges.


5 Feb 2018

This plan outlines what a Digital Excellence (IDX) future looks like, its key guiding principles, areas of focus, goals to be achieved and priority actions.


29 Jun 2016

The Inquiry, launched in November 2015, has focused on the purposes of television in an era characterised by technological transformations, shifts in audience consumption habits, and changes in cultural and political attitudes. The report reflects on the extent to which the UK’s most popular television...


19 May 2016

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

The Pew Research Centre surveyed 4.787 American adults – its first-ever comprehensive study...


3 Nov 2015

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of child protection while their rights...


3 Sep 2014

In the digital age, one of the most complex challenges for media outlets is how to re-shape the editorial responsibilities of journalism itself. Which journalistic standards, many devised last century, still fit in this new age? And which standards form the basis of a new...

Journal article

1 Oct 2013

The purpose of this paper is to explore the current needs, challenges and benefits of digital inclusion in Australia. It explores how the concept of inclusion is evolving with changes in technology and to social structures.



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