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Facebook Inc. appeal of Australian Cambridge Analytica lawsuit focuses business-activity detail

By Laurel Henning
  • 07 May 2021 02:48
  • 07 May 2021 02:48
US-based Facebook Inc. is rejecting its inclusion in an Australian lawsuit related to alleged personal-data breaches linked to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica on the basis that it has carried out “no act” in Australia.

Appearing before a full sitting of the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney, Facebook Inc. lawyer Noel

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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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