Platform Futures: Ex Post and Ex AnteTools in the Regulatory Toolkit
21 July 2022, 3pm AEST / 📍2022 ADM+S Symposium

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As society becomes increasingly datafied and platformised, regulators the world over are keen to address unequal bargaining power, and to promote fairer, healthier digital spaces. Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code (NMBC) was one of the first attempts to query the fundamental business model of news media, and it inspired other governments to tackle gatekeepers and structural imbalances. Within the Asia-Pacific region, South Korea and China have launched antitrust investigations across industries. The European Union put forward the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA), proposing ex ante regulatory tools that go beyond traditional (ex post) competition/antitrust law. This panel brings together experts from Australia, the European Parliament, Korea and China to discuss diverse regulatory approaches, and their implications for innovation and consumer welfare, and the future of digital platforms. 

This panel was held as part of the 2022 ADM+S Symposium ‘Automated Societies: What do we need to know?

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Panelists

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Haksoo Ko

Professor of Law
Seoul National University School of Law
 

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Jamese Meese
Senior Lecturer
RMIT

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Karen Melchior
Member of the European Parliament

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Haiqing Yu
Professor
RMIT

Facilitators

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Malavika Jayaram
Executive Director
Digital Asia Hub

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Dev Lewis
Fellow
Digital Asia Hub