Matthew Miller
Dec 10, 2018

Duopoly likely to face stricter scrutiny in Australia

A government review of large digital platforms calls for increased regulation including oversight of mergers, monitoring of advertising and news practices, and enhanced privacy measures.

Facebook and Google can expect the Australian government to begin taking a more active interest in their activities when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, the ranking and placement of advertising, the publication of news and the handling of consumer privacy.

That's based on a preliminary report issued this morning by the ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The report is the product of an inquiry process that began in December last year ...

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