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Device makers should see EU's universal-charger proposal by summer, Breton says

By Matthew Newman
  • 15 Apr 2021 08:18
  • 15 Apr 2021 08:18
Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Philips and other makers of electronic devices should soon see new EU requirements to make their products compatible with a universal charger, with a legislative proposal expected “by the summer,” according to Thierry Breton, the bloc's internal market commissioner.
The move is said to be worrying device

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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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