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Belgian media groups reach GDPR settlements over cookies with national watchdog

By Matthew Newman
  • 14 Nov 2022 16:46
  • 14 Nov 2022 16:46
The Belgian privacy watchdog has — for the first time — used a settlement procedure to close investigations involving eight Belgian media groups for their use of advertising cookies.
Under the settlements’ terms, the authority finds no violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and formally closes the cases after each

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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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