When: Tuesday, 12th July 2022
Time: 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Where: Clayton Utz, Sydney
During March this year the European Parliament and Council reached agreement on the Digital Markets Act. This pioneering legislation, which will take effect in early 2023, aims to stimulate competition in digital markets by imposing stringent new requirements on so-called digital gatekeepers, regulating data collection and use, restricting unfair business terms and imposing fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory-like obligations for the supply of certain services, amongst other rules.
Join the IIC’s Australian Chapter for Part 1 of a two-part series that explores the global and local consequences of regulation of digital markets and services.
In this session we hear directly from the European Commission about the Digital Markets Act’s development, purpose, enforcement issues and projected outcomes.
A panel discussion will also feature Australian industry representatives who will discuss whether Australia should follow Europe’s lead and what the ACCC might recommend to the new Australian Government following the completion of its current consultation on whether Australia needs new regulations to address competition and consumer protections in digital markets.
Head of Sector for global aspects of digital services and platforms
Menno Cox is currently the Head of Sector for global aspects of digital services in DG CNECT at the European Commission, where he has been working on matters related to digital markets since he joined in 2015. Notably, he has been involved in the negotiations and drafting of the Platform-to-Business Regulation and the Digital Markets Act. Prior to the Commission, Menno worked as a lawyer at a Dutch international law firm. He obtained an LLM degree in European Law from Leiden University.
Luke Van Hooft
Head of Regulatory at Optus, AMTA Board member
Luke is the Head of Regulatory at Optus and a Board member with AMTA. He specialises in Economic analysis, Regulatory economics, Telecommunications regulation, Infrastructure regulation, Law and Economics, Competition Law and Economics.
Director of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy, Twitter Australia & New Zealand
Kara Hinesley is the Director of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy for Twitter Australia and New Zealand and leads Twitter’s global #DataforGood program. In this role, Kara manages the company’s public policy agenda in ANZ, guides the company’s work to showcase the use of Twitter for civic engagement and government, and also directs the company’s local #TwitterforGood philanthropic initiatives.
Kara is a member of the World Bank Development Data Partnership Strategic Advisory Group, the Innovation and Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, and is a board member of the national industry association, the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI).
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Quinnipiac University, and the University of Sydney, she holds dual legal credentials in the United States and Australia as a licensed attorney and solicitor, is an accredited mediator, and holds a Leading and Managing Globally certificate from Yale School of Management. She previously worked as a policy adviser in the Australian Government with over ten years of experience within the digital start-up and technology sector before joining the company. She is @karahinesley on Twitter.
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