Competition Policy for Digital Platforms: Cross-Jurisdictional Perspectives for the Australian Market

Competition Policy for Digital Platforms: Cross-Jurisdictional Perspectives for the Australian Market

Access Partnership’s Senior Advisor on Competition Law and Policy, Lucas Griebeler da Motta, spoke with Professor Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Yoo is the author of over one hundred scholarly works and has taught at over a dozen universities around the world. His major research projects include assessing antitrust liability for high-tech platforms; comparing due process in antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe and the US; analysing these jurisdictions’ responses to big data; and analysing the technical determinants of optimal interoperability. Professor Yoo is frequently called to testify before the US Congress, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Federal Communications Commission, foreign governments, and international organisations. He has served as a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network and is currently serving as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and the joint European Law Institute-American Law Institute project on Principles for a Data Economy.

In this expert interview, Professor Christopher Yoo discusses the implications of regulatory interventions currently being considered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The interview draws lessons from frameworks in other jurisdictions and highlights key issues when seeking to address competition and consumers concerns in digital platform services markets. Questions discussed:

  • Lessons we can draw from ex-ante regulation for digital platforms being considered in other jurisdictions.
  • The potential costs and benefits of ex-ante regulation for businesses on one hand, and consumers on the other.
  • What Australian policy makers should consider from developments in other jurisdictions.
  • The potential impacts of a regulatory model such as the Digital Markets Act in Europe for digital platforms currently operating in Australia?

Watch to the full episode below.

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