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Google, Meta's use of data in political ads curbed under proposal by EU Parliament's civil liberties committee

The use of personal data for targeted online political advertising would be restricted under a proposal approved today by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee.

The restriction's inclusion as an amendment to the EU’s draft regulation on political advertising was supported by lawmaker Patrick Breyer, of Germany’s libertarian Pirate Party, on behalf of

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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.

Nicholas Wallace

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Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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