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Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported 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, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.
Selected Insights by Laurel
Funding could hinder Australia’s plans to overhaul its aging privacy regime.
Singtel Optus’s mass data breach saw the data of almost 10 million Australians put at risk
First individual to face a trial under Australia’s 2009 criminal-cartel offenses, Robert Hogan
Australia's new competition minister targets market concentration, saying 'big isn't always beautiful'Australia's new competition minister is determined to focus on the high degree of concentration seen across the country's economy
Standing between insurers and the unimpeded use of data collected by a smart watch is industry regulation