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Australia, the headache Silicon Valley never thought it would have
11 April 2019 00:00
Australia was a footnote on the Asian balance sheet of the Amazons Facebooks and Googles of the world until a recent push over the last year and a half from Australian policymakers. The government has put in place groundbreaking laws on encryption and abhorrent violent material. James Panichi and Laurel Henning discuss.
09 April 2019 00:00 by James PanichiUntil relatively recently, there was little to indicate that Australia was on the cusp on a regulatory push that might keep Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies awake at night.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Laurel Henning Senior Correspondent
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... Read more