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Google's 2016 data-collection update failed to explain privacy change, Australian court hears

By Laurel Henning
  • 29 Nov 2021 01:33
  • 29 Nov 2021 01:33
Google’s 2016 data-collection update misled Australian consumers by failing to refer to the company’s privacy policy or explain how the US technology giant was gaining access to more data on its users, an Australian court heard today.
Presenting opening arguments on behalf of the Australian consumer regulator, lawyer Kate Morgan

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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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