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Google's Pichai to meet EU antitrust chief Vestager on Monday

By Matthew Newman and Lewis Crofts
  • 17 Jan 2020 06:31
  • 17 Jan 2020 08:04

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google's parent company Alphabet, will meet EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Monday to discuss topics ranging from the EU's recent antitrust scrutiny of the search giant's use of data to artificial intelligence and sustainability.

The meeting comes as Vestager takes a harder look at how Google and

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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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Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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