Faaez Samadi
Jul 26, 2019

Australian watchdog calls for serious crackdown on Google and Facebook

The ACCC’s final report recommends better privacy protections, checks on big tech acquisitions and an inquiry into digital advertising.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC has slammed Google and Facebook’s dominance as digital platforms and called on the government to make serious policy changes tackling digital advertising, consumer privacy and potential future anti-competitive practices by the duopoly.

The ACCC today dropped the long-awaited final report from its inquiry into digital platforms, which began in December 2017. It contains 23 recommendations for the government to consider, many of which take aim at Google and...

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