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Comment: EU's revised data-transfer tools won't bring an immediate spike in regulatory risk

By Matthew Newman and Vesela Gladicheva
  • 09 Jun 2021 11:42
  • 09 Jun 2021 11:42
EU companies that move personal data outside the bloc aren't immediately likely to face the risk of investigations by privacy watchdogs following last week's release of new data-transfer compliance tools.

Data protection authorities will hold off decisions to suspend data flows until companies have had a chance to integrate new standard contractual clauses,

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Matthew Newman

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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.

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