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Wide worry over digital-era ‘gaps’ in EU consumer law will be addressed, Reynders says (update*)

EU consumer laws need an overhaul to close "gaps" that leave individuals feeling harassed by targeted online advertising or frustrated by repetitive website privacy prompts, EU justice commissioner Didier Reynders suggested today.
The European Commission’s most recent consumer “scorecard” found that “the vast majority of consumers” — 94 percent — expressed concerns and

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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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