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EU data-protection agencies lack funds, coordination on cross-border cases, EU Commission says

By Matthew Newman
  • 24 Jun 2020 10:52
  • 24 Jun 2020 16:05

The EU’s strict data-protection rules haven’t been implemented consistently across the bloc and enforcement has been hampered by governments’ failure to adequately fund data-protection authorities, a report by the European Commission said today.

The report on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation said that agencies had increased staff by 42 percent

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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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