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Covid-19 should prompt a delay in Australia's data-portability rules, former ACCC chairman says

By Laurel Henning
  • 29 Mar 2020 22:29
  • 29 Mar 2020 22:29

New data-portability rights in Australia's banking industry that would apply to consumer transaction data from July 1 should be delayed, the former chairman of Australia’s competition watchdog has said.
Speaking in a webcast* today, Graeme Samuel said that the Consumer Data Right, or CDR, represented a major disruption to the

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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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