ACCC chairman outlines priorities in enforcing competition law

5 May 2012:  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has described the challenges of the digital and online economy as posing one of the biggest regulatory challenges of a generation.  Speaking to the 2012 Competition Law Conference in Sydney, Mr Sims detailed the priorities of the ACCC’s engagement with the online world.

“The ACCC must strive to ensure consumers enjoy the same protections in the digital and online economy as they do elsewhere,” Mr Sims said.

“The ACCC must also ensure that the digital and online economy produces the large benefits of increased competition that it promises,” Mr Sims said.

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