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Biggest platforms’ DSA compliance may prompt more data-protection risk assessments, Dixon says

By Matthew Newman
  • 27 Jun 2023 17:17
  • 27 Jun 2023 17:17
Compliance by Google, Meta Platforms and Twitter with the EU’s Digital Services Act will spark more data-protection reviews, the head of the Irish Data Protection Commission said today.

Under the EU’s new content-moderation law, "very large" online platforms and search engines, known as VLOPs and VLOSs, must assess the risk of

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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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