The University of New South Wales is excited to announce the launch of Issue 44(3) on 28 October 2021.
We are delighted to welcome Mr Rod Sims, the Chair of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), to deliver the keynote address on Issue 44(3)’s thematic topic, ‘Big Technology and the Law’. Mr Sims is the longest serving Chair of the ACCC and is the Vice Chair Digital Co-ordination and Asia-Pacific Liaison of the International Competition Network. Prior to his appointment to the ACCC, he was the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales (IPART), Commissioner on the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia, and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.
We are also pleased to be welcoming some of the authors of the articles published in Issue 44(3) to participate in a ‘Q&A’ session.
Issue 44(3) is comprised of six articles which expand on the Issue’s theme, ‘Big Technology and the Law’, and six articles which cover an array of independent topics. The thematic articles explore a diverse range of issues related to the regulation of digital platforms and technology in commercial and political contexts, including: the inadequacy of existing merger law in addressing nascent digital competition concerns; the protection of children’s best interests in the context of adtech; disseminative competition as a key functional dimension of copyright markets; the capacity of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods to regulate international trade in non-software data; the regulation of contemporary digital politics; and the challenges of and potential reforms for regulating disinformation and deepfakes. All twelve articles and Mr Sims’ foreword can be found here.
The launch will take place on 28 October 2021 via online live stream from the Journal’s Youtube channel, at 6:30pm. A link will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the date.
To register your attendance, please RSVP by 12:00pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021: https://unswlj44-3.eventbrite.com.au/