The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said in a preliminary report on the US firms’ market power that extra oversight was justified to ensure advertisers were treated fairly and the public access to news was unfettered. Photo: AFP

Australian watchdog wants a regulator for Google, Facebook

  • Follows moves by Australia last week to compel tech firms to help security agencies access private user data
  • The ACCC has suggested a new regulator be given investigative powers to examine how the companies rank advertisements and news articles
Topic |   Cybersecurity

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said in a preliminary report on the US firms’ market power that extra oversight was justified to ensure advertisers were treated fairly and the public access to news was unfettered. Photo: AFP
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