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EU governments have one day left to vote on UK data 'adequacy' decisions

By Matthew Newman
  • 15 Jun 2021 13:06
  • 15 Jun 2021 13:06
Businesses should find out this week whether the UK will be granted long-awaited post-Brexit adequacy decisions allowing the free flow of data from the EU.
Under EU decision-making rules, the bloc's governments have until tomorrow afternoon to vote on whether to sign off on draft European Commission decisions, according to

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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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