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Meta Platforms must pay Deutsche Telekom for data transit services, German court rules

By Matthew Newman and Sara Brandstätter
  • 14 May 2024 16:19
  • 14 May 2024 16:19
Facebook owner Meta Platforms must pay Deutsche Telekom tens of millions of euros for a data transit fee, after a court in Cologne ruled that a contract between the companies must be honored.
While the specialized competition court said Meta must pay the service fee, it didn't say whether it

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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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