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Non-EU tech firms to be barred from decision-making role in standard setting, commission plan says

Apple, Samsung, Huawei and other international companies will be barred from decision-making roles at European standard-setting organizations in strategic areas implementing EU law, under a proposed change to the bloc's legislation.

The European Commission today proposed a revamp of the rules governing standardization agencies, including the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, or ETSI, which develops technical

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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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