Platform problems: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 19 July 2019

Europe has been the largest headache of late for big US technology companies, but things continue to heat up in Asia. While we await the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s final report on Google’s and Facebook’s market power, Japan’s competition watchdog is reportedly set to impose tighter restrictions on the use of consumer data by the platforms. Taiwan's antitrust agency has commissioned a slew of studies to probe the digital economy. And some predict that India’s most recently launched probe of Google – which mirrors the European Commission’s abuse case – could conclude with substantial penalties.

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