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Google would face broad digital-market laws under 2022 proposal, top Australian official says

By James Panichi
  • 21 Oct 2021 22:12
  • 21 Oct 2021 22:12
Google could face industry-wide, forward-looking regulation designed to tackle its stranglehold on Australian digital advertising, search and app markets, with the country’s top antitrust regulator saying today that he expected to recommend new laws by the end of 2022.

Speaking in an online conference*, Rod Sims said he wasn’t in favor of

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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