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Comment: Pressure is on EU, US to find a path to 'enhanced' Privacy Shield in 2021

By Matthew Newman
  • 28 Dec 2020 04:00
  • 28 Dec 2020 03:42

Will EU and US negotiators be able to agree in 2021 on a replacement for the Privacy Shield data-transfer deal, struck down by European judges last July? Early in the coming year, the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft as well as thousands of smaller data-reliant companies will be watching progress

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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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