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Regulating digital platforms: Should Australia follow the EU's approach?

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In March this year, the European Parliament and Council reached an agreement on the Digital Markets Act. This pioneering legislation, which will take effect in early 2023, aims to stimulate competition in digital markets by imposing stringent new requirements on so-called digital gatekeepers, regulating data collection and use, restricting unfair business terms, and imposing fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory-like obligations for the supply of certain services, amongst other rules.

Join the IIC’s Australian Chapter for Part 1 of a two-part series that explores the global and local consequences of regulation of digital markets and services. 

In this session, we hear directly from the European Commission about the Digital Markets Act’s development, purpose, enforcement issues, and projected outcomes.

A panel discussion will also feature Australian industry representatives who will discuss whether Australia should follow Europe’s lead and what the ACCC might recommend to the new Australian Government following the completion of its current consultation on whether Australia needs new regulations to address competition and consumer protections in digital markets.

Keynote address:

Meno Cox
Head of Sector for global aspects of digital services and platforms
European Commission

Via Video Link

Australian Industry Panel 

Luke Van Hooft 
Head of Regulatory
Optus & AMTA Board member 

Kara Hinesley
Director of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy
Twitter Australia & New Zealand

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the presentations.

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