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Progress on EU e-evidence rules is slow as negotiators remain 'some way' from agreement

By Matthew Newman
  • 07 Jun 2021 10:12
  • 07 Jun 2021 11:53
EU negotiators are making slow progress on approving a new regulation that would allow law-enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence from Internet platforms such as Facebook, Google or Twitter, a Portuguese minister said today.

Negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have “agreed on certain lines,

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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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