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French data chief sees closer EU cooperation as key to faster, more efficient decisions

By Matthew Newman
  • 19 May 2022 16:10
  • 19 May 2022 16:10
European data protection authorities will enjoy more “efficient” cooperation to "speed up" rulings under a new initiative, the head of the French regulator has said in an interview, following criticism about the lengthy time for decisions under the EU’s data protection rules.

Marie-Laure Denis, president of the Commission Nationale d’Informatique et

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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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