The report explores approaches to competition law in digital markets and work in the APEC region on regulating the digital economy by examining approaches across APEC member economies and work underway across APEC on competition and regulatory issues arising from the digital economy.
In particular, the report aims to increase:
- Understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the digital economy, the economic opportunities presented for growth, and the challenges for competition and regulatory agencies;
- Understanding of the interplay between competition law, consumer protection, privacy, and personal data protection when considering issues arising in digital platforms and markets;
- Practical ways of facilitating cross border cooperation between competition and regulatory agencies that will complement the knowledge base of member economies regarding the policy options and issues arising in digital platforms and markets.