Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.
Matthew began working at MLex in April 2012 and has covered mergers, antitrust and state-aid cases. He spent a year studying French, history and communications in Grenoble, France in 1988 and 1989 and is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in history and journalism. He earned a diploma in competition law from King’s College in 2016.
Selected Insights by Matthew
Google, Facebook & other social media giants may face new restrictions as European Parliament members have called for a clampdown on behavioral advertising.
British Airways has denied that customers subject to a data breach in 2018 suffered any serious financial loss or are due any compensation.
A landmark ruling by the EU’s top court on international data flows will lead to more legal uncertainty for thousands of companies that use an EU data transfer mechanism.
Google, Facebook & other Big Tech companies can expect increased EU scrutiny & a set of new regulations targeting their businesses in the bloc.
As the EU marks the second anniversary of GDPR, large US tech companies should prepare for regulatory enforcement in the months ahead.