Updating competition and consumer law for digital platform services

The Australian Investment Council noted an example in our submission of 8 October 2020 where there have been instances in the Australian in the app development ecosystem where removal of access to sensors has been applied to apps that have not been developed by Apple or Google. This has been done under the pretext of privacy and has resulted in limiting the quality of service the developer can provide, therefore giving consumers the impression that the product is inferior.

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