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Comment: Big Tech firms seen as first casualty of multi-jurisdiction cooperation deal that may spawn court challenges

By Khushita Vasant, Max Fillion and Laurel Henning
  • 09 Sep 2020 17:52
  • 09 Sep 2020 17:52
Large technology firms may be the first direct casualty of information exchanges among competition enforcers in five jurisdictions resulting from a new cooperation framework.
The “Five Eyes” agreement spells trouble for businesses that have a multi-jurisdictional or global reach. Last week, the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade

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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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