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Facebook's Onavo Australian lawsuit set for a February hearing in Sydney

By Laurel Henning
  • 11 Jan 2021 20:11
  • 11 Jan 2021 20:11
Facebook and its subsidiaries Facebook Israel and Onavo will face a first administrative hearing in an Australian court next month over allegations the social-media giant misled users of its Onavo Protect application about data-privacy measures.

An update this week to the Federal Court of Australia’s timetable for the lawsuit has scheduled a case-management

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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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