September 2021 interim report30 Sep 2021
On 28 October 2021, the ACCC released its third interim report as part of its inquiry into markets for the supply of digital platform services.
This report examines the provision of web browsers and general search services to Australian consumers and the effectiveness of choice screens in facilitating competition and improving consumer choice. The report also provides the ACCC’s advice to the Australian Government on Google’s rollout of search engine choice options on new Android devices in Europe.
To inform its September 2021 report, the ACCC released an issues paper on 11 March 2021 seeking views on the operation of browsers and general search services in Australia. Submissions to the issues paper closed on 15 April 2021. On 14 May 2021, the ACCC published public versions of the submissions received.
Submissions to issues paper
The ACCC received submissions in response to the issues set out in the issues paper from interested parties. Individuals’ contact details have been removed from submissions (unless otherwise requested).