Digital platforms have global impact on competition policy
Technology magnates such as Google and Facebook continue to infiltrate the buying choices of consumers, collecting ‘big data’ and driving e-commerce to new heights. It’s a challenging time for competition and consumer protection law on a global scale. Regulators are now grappling with the need to take a flexible approach to issues surrounding market power, data control and heightened privacy concerns. Today we’re looking how the laws in Australia, Singapore and the US are shaping up to respond to the digital age.