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Contact-tracing apps to be subject of guidance from EU privacy watchdogs

By Matthew Newman
  • 03 Apr 2020 10:43
  • 03 Apr 2020 12:30

The heads of European data protection authorities will issue a recommendation in the coming days on how governments should proceed with contact-tracing apps, so that they remain in line with the EU’s strict data protection rules, MLex has learned.

The European Data Protection Board, whose commissioners met for the first time

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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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