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Google's Australian Android location-data lawsuit faces delays

By Laurel Henning
  • 06 Jul 2020 21:23
  • 13 Oct 2020 17:53
Lawyers for Google and Australia’s competition watchdog have until July 24 to provide a “statement of agreed facts” for the first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the US tech giant in the country.
The finalized facts will set the stage for Google’s battle against allegations it misled consumers about the location data it

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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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