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The legacy of regulation and enforcement left by Australia’s bold digital platform investigation
07 April 2021 00:00
Australia’s world-first antitrust review of Facebook and Google’s business models has spawned a new generation of regulation and enforcement, with the country’s competition watchdog using consumer lawsuits, market inquiries and merger reviews to create one of the western world’s most assertive regulatory regimes. But as a recent MLex Special Report argues, there are signs that the legacy of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s 18-month Digital Platforms Inquiry, which wound up in 2019, could yet be tarnished by the reluctance of Australia’s courts to embrace significant parts of the regulator’s agenda.
This MLex special report focuses on the worldwide shockwaves that Australia is causing as it charts an experimental course in policing Big Tech.