Dec. 16, 2020 Online Advertising, Market Competition, Data and Transparency: Opportunities & Challenges for the Ads Ecosystem in Australia Advertising has been part of the backbone of the modern economic system, providing information to consumers and allowing them to compare their available choices. But the digital transformation has brought changes to the advertising industry, regarding both its use and the way it reaches potential customers online – Indeed, advertising has now become a contested and controversial market of its own. CPI’s panel of experts will look at recent developments in online advertising, touching on issues of competition, the handling of both seller and consumer data, and the challenges faced by modern economies when tackling these issues. Peter Leonard Principal & Director, Data Synergies Chris Berg Senior Research Fellow, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub John M. Yun Associate Professor of Law and Director of Economic Education, Global Antitrust Institute Aurelien Portuese Director of Antitrust & Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) Professor of law, Free University Brussels (VUB) Moderator: George Siolis Partner, RBB Economics