September 2023 interim report30 Sep 2023
On 27 November 2023, the ACCC released the seventh interim report for the Digital Platform Services Inquiry.
The report considers competition and consumer issues from the expanding ecosystems of digital platform providers in Australia. It uses smart home devices and consumer cloud storage solutions as examples to explore the impact of this expansion.
The report provides further evidence supporting the need for regulatory reform to address digital platform-related competition and consumer harms, as recommended in the September 2022 interim report of this inquiry.
To inform this report, the ACCC released an issues paper on 8 March 2023 seeking views on the expanding ecosystems of digital platform providers in Australia from interested stakeholders. The ACCC invites submissions on the matters outlined in this Issues Paper by 5 April 2023.
Submissions to the issues paper
The ACCC received the following submissions from interested parties in response to the issues set out in the issues paper.
Consumer issues discussion
On 14 June 2023, the ACCC held a videoconference discussion on consumer issues in relation to the September 2023 interim report. A summary of the discussion is available below.