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Comment: Meta's Australian court defeat over jurisdiction may feed into privacy-law overhaul

By James Panichi
  • 09 Mar 2023 05:16
  • 09 Mar 2023 05:20
Meta Platforms’ last-ditch attempt to coentain the fallout from a lawsuit linked to the tech giant’s Cambridge Analytica data breach went off the rails — spectacularly — in Australia’s top court this week.

After just one hour of lawyers’ arguments, the seven judges of the High Court of Australia said they’d heard

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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 European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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