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What's Ahead:  2024 Digital Economy in Australia

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    Key themes, incoming reforms and cases to watch

    Digital platforms, online content providers and other businesses active in the digital economy face an increasingly complex and evolving legal and regulatory landscape in Australia. With the groundwork laid last year, 2024 will see ongoing intensive rolling regulatory reform across privacy and data regulation, artificial intelligence, online safety, and competition and consumer issues. We are also likely to see more aggressive enforcement and higher penalties, and more private actions.

    To help you stay on top of the key developments, our multi-disciplinary team has created a snapshot of significant emerging themes, incoming reforms, and cases to watch this year.

    Authors: Tihana Zuk, Partner, Competition; Rebecca Cope, Partner, Digital Economy; Geoff McGrath, Partner, Digital Economy; Robert Todd, Partner, IP/Media; Nina Fitzgerald, Partner, IP/Media; Phillip Aquilina, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution; and Andrew Hilton, Expertise Counsel, Digital Economy.

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    What's Ahead: 2024 Digital Economy in Australia


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