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EU approval of US Privacy Shield comes under attack by European Parliament members (Update*)

By Matthew Newman
  • 09 Jan 2020 10:18
  • 09 Jan 2020 16:07
Citizens of EU countries remain vulnerable to the mass surveillance of their personal data by US intelligence agencies, several legislators in Brussels warned today as they attacked the European Commission for giving another clean bill of health for the EU-US data transfer agreement.

In October, the EU's executive arm gave 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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