Meetic Europe, an online dating service owned by media and Internet company InterActiveCorp, is facing scrutiny from the French data-protection authority following the transfer of a privacy complaint from its Spanish counterpart, MLex has learned.
"We confirm the [complaint] transfer to the French data-protection authority," a spokesman at the Spa
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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.