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Google, Apple contact-tracing plan ticks 'right boxes' for European Data Protection Supervisor

By Matthew Newman
  • 11 Apr 2020 17:48
  • 14 Apr 2020 06:53
Google and Apple’s plans to develop a service to alert people if they have recently come into contact with others found to be infected with Covid-19 has received initial backing from the European Data Protection Supervisor.
The two tech giants, makers of the two dominant mobile operating systems, said yesterday

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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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