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Tech companies may face new data-sharing, interoperability rules under EU's 'Data Act'

By Matthew Newman
  • 28 May 2021 12:29
  • 28 May 2021 12:29
Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and other tech companies could face new data-sharing rules, as EU regulators consider a "Data Act" for later this year to boost access to data sources held by private companies and interoperability requirements, according to the European Commission's outline for the legislation.

Underpinning the commission's plans on making data more

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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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