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Apple Pay's dominance, gatekeeper role raises potential competition concern for Australian regulator

By Laurel Henning
  • 27 Jul 2021 01:59
  • 27 Jul 2021 01:59
Apple Pay’s significant market power in the contactless payment market is raising potential competition concerns in Australia, senior officials have told the country’s parliament.
But the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, is somewhat hamstringed in how deeply it can review Apple Pay or Google Pay in terms of

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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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