The Australian Government is undertaking a wide range of regulatory interventions to help protect Australians online.
To support a streamlined and cohesive approach to the regulation of digital platforms, the ACMA, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner together formed the Digital Platform Regulators Forum (DP-REG).
DP-REG is an initiative of Australian independent regulators to share information about, and collaborate on, cross-cutting issues and activities on the regulation of digital platforms. This includes consideration of how competition, consumer protection, privacy, online safety and data issues intersect.
DP-REG has developed a Terms of Reference document that further outlines the purpose and goals of the group.
These Terms of Reference were updated on 16 September 2022:
In June 2023, the heads of the 4 DP-REG members met to review the forum's progress for 2022-23 and to discuss strategic priorities for the year ahead. The strategic priorities for 2023-24 include:
- understanding and assessing the benefits, risks and harms of generative AI and how the technology intersects with the regulatory remit of each DP-REG member
- improving digital transparency
- increased collaboration and capacity building between the four members.
Get in touch
For information about the work of the DP-REG, or to get in touch with the group, please contact the Secretariat at: DP-REG@oaic.gov.au.