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Clearview AI's Australian privacy appeal narrows in on 'carrying on business' arguments

By Laurel Henning
  • 13 Dec 2022 07:06
  • 13 Dec 2022 07:06
Clearview AI’s challenge to an Australian privacy ruling banning its image-scraping services in the country has concluded, with lawyers for the company and Australia’s privacy regulator at loggerheads over what constitutes “carrying on business in Australia.”

In a final day of hearings before the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, or AAT (see here),

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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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