International Perspectives on the Regulation of Internet Platforms

The rise of internet platforms has challenged competition policy and regulation across the globe. The scale, complexity and effects of these platforms have made them a uniquely challenging target for policymakers, keen to establish horizontal rules for diverse businesses.

Over the last 6 months, efforts in Europe, China and India to codify new rules for platforms have come to fruition, with a particular focus on the relationship between platforms and their business users. New rules will mean far-reaching changes for some business models.

There is little doubt that these changes are simply the beginning rather than the end of developments. Further regulatory change as well as changes to competition policy in several jurisdictions looks likely in the coming years.

The attached brief looks in detail at developments in Brussels, Beijing, New Delhi and Washington and dissects the implications for platforms.
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