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Telecoms, Big Tech face revised, slimmed-down EU draft for e-privacy regulation

By Matthew Newman
  • 06 Feb 2020 05:50
  • 06 Feb 2020 05:50

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone and other telecoms and Internet platforms will in the coming weeks face a revised, slimmed-down draft of EU rules aimed at protecting privacy and security over communication networks, MLex understands.

Croatia, which is chairing meetings between the bloc's national governments in the first half of the year,

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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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