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Platform, telecom operators closer to e-privacy rules after EU governments fix their negotiating stance

By Matthew Newman
  • 10 Feb 2021 08:45
  • 10 Feb 2021 08:45
Internet platforms and telecom companies are closer to facing revised rules on cookies and user data after EU governments today sealed their stance on the proposed e-privacy regulation, setting the stage for talks with the bloc's lawmakers and executive on a final text.

Portugal, which is leading negotiations on behalf of th

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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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