The December report begins with the decision of the US administration to end its support for proposals on data flows, data localization and source code being discussed in World Trade Organization negotiations on e-commerce, representing a major shift in the US trade policy. The report also deals with the Digital Markets Act and the three legal challenges the European Union is facing toward its new legal framework seeking to regulate competition in the European digital market. In addition, the report highlights the on-going debates in India and New Zealand regarding the regulation of Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms. Moreover, the report emphasizes new partnerships and business plans, focusing on Spotify and TikTok. Finally, the report turns to the struggle for subscribers and geographical expansion among streaming services, with those of Netflix and Disney+.

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    Platforms, digital trade, and culture: ensuring policy space

    Global watch
    18 December 2023
    Global watch