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Comment: Next step in Australian privacy review to inch forward debate on small-business exemption

By Laurel Henning
  • 09 Jul 2021 01:16
  • 24 Aug 2021 01:31
Plans to update Australia’s privacy act have slowed to an almost negligible pace since an initial consultation in late 2020, but a new paper expected in coming weeks could inch forward a debate on national measures.

The second round of consultation relating to an overhaul of Australia’s 1988 privacy law will shed more

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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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