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Wellness app, health insurance data, could face Australian regulatory scrutiny, says ACCC's Cass-Gottlieb

By Laurel Henning
  • 15 Feb 2023 07:08
  • 15 Feb 2023 07:08
Health insurers collection of consumer data via wellbeing apps is something the Australian antitrust and consumer regulator has a concern about and could become part of an ongoing digital platforms inquiry, the chair of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, has said.

ACCC Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb’s comments came in response to

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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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