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European Data Protection Officers to see scrutiny under GDPR rules, EU official says

By Matthew Newman
  • 15 Mar 2023 11:52
  • 15 Mar 2023 11:52
Data protection officers at European companies will see 26 privacy watchdogs mount a coordinated probe into their role of ensuring companies’ compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, a senior EU data protection official said today.
Under the GDPR, companies that are data controllers must provide DPOs with sufficient resources

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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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