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US-EU agreement to revamp Privacy Shield can't involve any 'quick fixes,' EU's Reynders says

By Matthew Newman
  • 14 Dec 2020 16:36
  • 14 Dec 2020 16:39
An agreement between the EU and US on transatlantic data flows can’t involve any “quick fixes,” and should focus on a long-term solution involving changes to how EU citizens can protect their personal data rights, Didier Reynders, the EU’s justice commissioner, said today.
“We don’t have any possible quick fix,”

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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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