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Australian automated-vehicle safety law must include uniform privacy rules, regulator says

By Laurel Henning
  • 07 Jan 2021 20:21
  • 18 Jan 2021 20:54
Automated vehicles in Australia must be governed by a safety law that protects personal information including vehicle location, by ensuring those details are covered by national privacy law, the country’s privacy regulator said.

In a written submission on a planned safety law to govern automated vehicles, Australia’s top privacy official said new

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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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