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Apple faces French EUR6 million fine for privacy violation over users’ consent

Apple is facing a fine of 6 million euros ($6.3 million) for violating French privacy rules by failing to seek users’ consent for targeted ads, an official at the country’s data protection authority said today.

The official at Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés — France’s enforcer of data protec

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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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