Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australian competition watchdog said on Monday fresh competition laws are required in response to the rapid expansion of digital platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta and Microsoft .

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) raised concerns that expansion of these platforms has increased the risk of them engaging in harmful behaviour, such as invasive data collection practices and consumer lock-in practices.

(Reporting by Ayushman Ojha; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)