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GDPR at one: Legal certainty still eludes EU privacy law
23 May 2019 00:00
One year after the General Data Protection Regulation took effect, the sweeping EU privacy law is still clouded in uncertainty. A 50 million-euro fine against Google, imposed by France, has opened up a dispute about jurisdiction as well as the vexed question of how, exactly, companies can legally get people’s consent to process their data. As national regulators look to step up their enforcement in the GDPR’s second year, MLex is releasing a Special Report to shine a light into the regulation’s murky corners.
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Matthew Newman Chief Correspondent
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... Read more