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Regulating digital platforms – Part 2: Getting down to the details of digital platforms regulation

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Join the IIC Australian Chapter and industry experts for an end-of-year event examining the Government’s proposed approach to digital platform regulation.

Amongst the many challenges facing the Australian Government is whether it should take forward sector-specific competition and consumer protection regulation of digital platforms. The discussion will examine the recommendations made by the ACCC in its Interim Report No. 5: Updating competition and consumer law for digital platform services, which has now been released. It calls for a range of new regulation for digital platforms, including new laws to protect consumers from scams and harmful apps and service specific codes to address anticompetitive conduct of the largest platforms.

If more regulation is imposed, what will be the impact beyond the major digital platforms that have been the ACCC’s focus of digital markets investigations to date? How closely could Australia move towards the approaches in the European Union and United Kingdom, and what could change mean in areas such as consumer protection regulation and merger law reforms?

Part 2 of the IIC’s two-part series on regulating digital platforms, this seminar follows our July overview from the European Commission’s Menno Cox of Europe's new Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act.

A keynote from the ACCC will be followed by an expert panel discussion, with an opportunity for an end-of-year catch-up with your industry colleagues after the seminar.

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David Abkiewicz, Director of the Digital Platforms Branch, ACCC

PANEL DISCUSSION – Moderated by Angela Flannery

Dr Katharine Kemp, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney

John Durie, National columnist, The Australian and Smart Company

Dave Poddar, Partner, Clifford Chance

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