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Big Tech data demands from EU law enforcement may get government oversight, official says

By Matthew Newman
  • 22 Jan 2020 11:59
  • 22 Jan 2020 11:59

Providing more information to governments about law-enforcement authorities' data requests to Microsoft, Google and Facebook is being "very closely" considered by the European Commission as part of a proposed EU "e-evidence" bill, an official said today.

Bruno Gencarelli, head of the commission's international data flows and protection unit, said the

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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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