Laurel is a senior correspondent covering data privacy and security, antitrust and mergers and acquisitions across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, Laurel spent a year spearheading MLex’s activist investment coverage, looking at boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.
Selected Insights by Laurel
YouTube and Instagram grabbed Australian headlines this week.
Apple and Google's app stores have been causing a wave of concern for antitrust regulators recently that began in the EU and US.
Oracle told Australian competition officials to focus on Google’s expanded use of personal information through the 2008 acquisition of DoubleClick.
Parts of Australian legislation granting law-enforcement agencies the right to demand access to de-encrypted communications has remain unused since its introduction in 2018.
TikTok may be able to escape its current dispute with the US, but the video-sharing app will still be facing regulatory headwinds around the globe.