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Google's search-bundling deals are harming competition, Australian regulator warns (*update)

By Laurel Henning
  • 27 Oct 2021 18:57
  • 27 Oct 2021 20:23
The market stranglehold of Google’s Search and Chrome products has prompted Australia’s antitrust watchdog to suggest that online users be offered a choice screen for search engines and that the regulator be given the power to develop additional measures to foster competition in the market.
In an interim report released

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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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