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Tech companies' EU regulation queries on hold due to Covid-19 crisis, official says

By Matthew Newman
  • 24 Mar 2020 11:58
  • 24 Mar 2020 11:58

Questionnaires to be sent to tech companies by EU regulators about upcoming regulation of Internet platforms are on hold as the watchdogs are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior European Commission official said today.

The questionnaires, which were expected to be dispatched this month, have been prepared by commission officials but

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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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