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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
NAB’s plans to acquire Citigroup’s Australian consumer business could create the country’s second-largest credit card provider.
That a jury would require no more than half a day to deliberate at the end of an 11-week trial was a bad omen for Australia’s federal prosecutors.
Forcing Facebook and Google to break up their datasets to make it easier for rival adtech to enter and compete
The decision to kick Australian media off the platform was a show of strength from Facebook.
Facebook and Google would be forced to break up their datasets.