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Facebook urges EU court to reject Belgian privacy case under GDPR one-stop shop

By Matthew Newman
  • 05 Oct 2020 11:58
  • 06 Oct 2020 05:15

Facebook Ireland told the EU’s highest court today that it should be subject to the jurisdiction of only one data-protection authority in Europe — the one where it has its main establishment.

Lawyers for the tech giant said that because of the “one-stop shop” mechanism in the EU's General Data Protect

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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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