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Google facing adtech, Search probes from Australian antitrust regulator (*update)

By Laurel Henning
  • 27 Oct 2022 06:55
  • 27 Oct 2022 08:06
Google is facing formal investigations by Australia’s competition regulator into its advertising-technology business practices and Search distribution practices, the company’s parent Alphabet, said in a US securities filing.

Both probes began in June this year, the Alphabet filing said, months after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, completed competition inquiries

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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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