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Platform economy report by EU expert group sets out priority issues for policymakers

By Matthew Newman
  • 09 Jul 2020 23:30
  • 10 Jul 2020 05:09
Big online platforms' relationships with the businesses that increasingly depend on them, and the potentially negative impact on competition, need greater scrutiny to inform future EU legislation, according to a progress report issued today by an expert group convened by the European Commission.   

The report (see here and here), focusing on global platforms of the

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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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