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Yandex's taxi app banned from sending Finnish, Norwegian customers' data to Russia ahead of invasive security law

By Matthew Newman
  • 08 Aug 2023 12:45
  • 08 Aug 2023 12:45
Russian-owned ride-hailing app Yango faces a temporary ban on transferring the personal data of customers in Finland and Norway to Russia over concerns about a new security law that takes effect there next month.
The emergency measure announced by the Finnish and Norwegian privacy watchdogs today (see here) temporarily bans Ridetech

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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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