Company rejects comparison with Google’s use of data Facebook has accused the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of proposals that go beyond the focus of its inquiry, reports ZD.net. The company accuses the commission drawing conclusions which conflate Facebook’s use of data with that of Google. A finding in the report is that ‘the inability of… [Read More]
Review finds that half of company’s emissions come from film production Netflix has announced plans to ban diesel generators from shoots following a review of the company’s carbon footprint, reports the Financial Times. The study showed that it was the production process that generated the much the highest carbon emissions rather than the data centres used for… [Read More]
AGCOM: A Survey to map the Digital Ecosystem is launched Classifying online platform services and analysing the national and international legal frameworks The pandemic has amplified the role played by online platforms in the digital economy. Unprecedented changes have been seen in economic processes, in the representation of public and political bodies as in individuals’… [Read More]
Business unit separation, data sharing and stress tests could work for platforms The idea that technology platforms could be regulated in ways similar to those imposed on banks after the 2008 financial crash is explored in the Economist. Large tech companies are held in similar disrepute to the way banks were then, argues the magazine. Approaches such… [Read More]
On February 4th, 2021, the Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM – the Italian Regulatory Authority for the communications sectors) adopted Resolution No. 44/21/CONS, launching a survey relating to the services provided by online platforms, identifying Commissioners Laura Aria and Elisa Giomi as Rapporteurs. The survey is part of an enduring commitment taken by AGCOM… [Read More]
A summary report on the IIC Australia Chapter in-person event which took place on 1 March 2021. During this meeting, panellists discussed their views on the Federal Government’s Media Reform Green Paper and it’s direction. Access the report here.