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Google-commissioned report urges Australian regulator to consider UK CMA ad-tech findings

By Laurel Henning
  • 03 Dec 2020 00:55
  • 03 Dec 2020 00:55
Google has rejected allegations that it extracts “monopolistic rents in ad intermediation” in a new written submission to Australia’s competition watchdog as part of an ongoing probe into the digital advertising industry.
In a partially redacted written submission prepared for the US tech giant by consultancy RBB Economics, Google calls

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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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