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French antitrust chief calls for more cooperation with data privacy watchdogs

By Matthew Newman
  • 08 Jun 2022 17:41
  • 08 Jun 2022 17:41
Data protection and competition authorities need to cooperate more as companies accumulate personal data and privacy policies can be used to strengthen market power, Benoît Cœuré, president of the France's Autorité de la Concurrence, has said.

Cœuré, speaking at a June 2 board meeting at the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et de

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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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