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EU legal concepts are ‘critically important’ to review EU-US data-transfer deal, US data body chair says

The chair of an independent US body that will conduct reviews of key aspects of an executive order to implement a new EU-US data transfer agreement says EU legal principles have been used in the order for the first time, and are “critically important” to reviewing intelligence agencies’ activities.

The US Privacy

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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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