March 2024 interim report31 Mar 2024

On 21 May 2024, the ACCC released the eighth interim report for the Digital Platform Services Inquiry.

The report considered potential competition and consumer issues in the supply of data products and services by data firms in Australia. It outlines a range of industry practice which have not been well-examined in Australia by academics, regulators and others. This is important given the significant role data firms play in the economy.

The report does not make any new recommendations to government but provides further evidence to support the introduction of a prohibition on unfair trading practices and the implementation of strengthened privacy laws in Australia.

See: Digital Platform Services Inquiry – March 2024 interim report

Issues paper

To inform this report, the ACCC released an issues paper on 10 July 2023, seeking views from interested stakeholders on the nature of the data broker industry in Australia and any related competition and consumer issues that may arise. The ACCC invites submissions on the matters outlined in this issues paper by 7 August 2023.