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TikTok's data use attracts scrutiny in 'next phase' of Australia's foreign-interference plan

By James Panichi
  • 05 Sep 2022 03:56
  • 05 Sep 2022 03:56
Concerns over TikTok’s harvesting of user data have sparked a fresh probe in Australia, where the government has directed the country’s top cybersecurity agency to examine whether the practices of the popular, Chinese-owned social-media video app pose a security threat.
In a local media interview over the weekend, Australian Home

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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