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Comment: EU’s ‘cookie pledge’ sparks hope for revamp of e-Privacy Regulation

For EU publishers, consumers and the adtech industry, the end of 2023 brought a renewed focus on the EU’s cookie banners policies and the possibility that the moribund e-Privacy Regulation could be revived.
Starting last spring, the European Commission has met with Google, Microsoft, Meta and Amazon — as well

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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 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.

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