The ACCC will consider whether there is a need for a new regulatory framework to address the competition and consumer concerns identified in digital platform services markets to date.
This report is the fifth interim report for the Digital Platform Services Inquiry and marks the mid-point of this Inquiry. It will consider:
- competition and consumer issues identified in the course of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry to date
- competition and consumer issues identified in the Digital Advertising Services Inquiry and Digital Platforms Inquiry 2017-2019 (to the extent these matters fall within the scope of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry)
- whether Australia’s current competition and consumer protection laws are sufficient to address these issues and, if reforms are needed to supplement existing laws, the options for regulatory reform.
This report is due to be provided to the Treasurer by 30 September 2022.