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Google faces second Australian lawsuit over misleading consumers on data collection, use

By Laurel Henning
  • 26 Jul 2020 20:00
  • 10 Feb 2021 00:10
Google is facing a second lawsuit in Australia over allegations it misled consumers on its collection and use of personal data, with the latest case focusing on the US company’s expanded use of personal data since June 2016.
In a statement today (see here), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission,

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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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