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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
Uncertainly on the new transatlantic data transfer “framework” to new regulation such as Europe’s Digital Services Act
A planned prohibition on targeted advertising for children is causing trouble for negotiators on the EU’s Digital Services Act
European Commission wants big online platforms like Google and Facebook to pay the EU to monitor their compliance with the new legislation.
EU industrial data should be shared between businesses to unlock its full potential, the draft Data Act says
France’s privacy watchdog is cracking down on how US Big Tech seeks consent from users for advertising cookies