Digital platform services inquiry 2020-2025

On 10 February 2020 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into markets for the supply of digital platform services.

Digital platform services covered by this direction include internet search engine services, social media services, online private messaging services, digital content aggregation platform services, media referral services and electronic marketplace services. The direction also covers digital advertising services supplied by digital platform service providers and the data practices of both digital platform service providers and data brokers.

Issues

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.
28 Oct 2021
This is the ACCC's second interim report as part of its inquiry into markets for the supply of digital platform services.
28 Apr 2021
This is the ACCC's first interim report as part of its inquiry into markets for the supply of digital platform services. This report provides an in-depth focus on online private messaging services in Australia. It also updates the ACCC’s previous analysis in relation to search and social media platforms and identifies competition and consumer issues common across these platforms.
23 Oct 2020

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