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In this episode of the Watchdog Podcast series, privacy expert and Partner Sonia Sharma returns to the mic with series host and Partner Shaun Temby to talk about Digital ecosystems, anti-competitive conduct and dark patterns.

Since the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a recent report on the expanding ecosystems of digital platform service providers as part of its five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry, Shaun and Sonia discuss some of the strategies available to digital platforms to “lock-in” consumers, including bundling, self-preferencing and pre-installation,  all of which have attracted the ACCC's attention.