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Google, Facebook should remove 'toxic' targeted ads under EU's DSA, Vestager says

By Matthew Newman
  • 08 Mar 2021 12:26
  • 08 Mar 2021 12:26
Google, Facebook and other tech companies will have to cut the “toxic” side of targeted advertising under the EU’s proposed obligations to bring more transparency to the adtech industry, EU digital chief Margrethe Vestager said today.

The European Commission’s proposed Digital Services Act, which will impose new content-moderation obligations on platforms,

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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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