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Comment: Australia-UK trade deal throws spotlight on delayed Australian privacy law update

By Laurel Henning
  • 01 Jul 2021 20:49
  • 01 Jul 2021 20:49
There’s no denying that Australia’s trade agreement with the UK was hotly anticipated. It’s a precedent-setting, first agreement for Britain since its departure from Europe and it came with some elements being touted as world firsts.
“The world’s first innovation chapter” included in the deal is targeted at sectors such

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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 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.

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