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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Apr 2018

Tech companies to be forced to give police overseas data under EU proposal

BRUSSELS Technology companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook will be forced to hand over users' data to European law enforcement officials even when it is stored on servers outside the bloc, under a law proposed by the EU on Tuesday.

13 Apr 2018

Exclusive - EU to demand improvements on tackling fake news by end of year: draft

BRUSSELS The European Union is set to demand tech giants like Facebook and Google do more to stop the spread of fake news on their websites by the end of the year to avoid possible regulatory actions, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

12 Apr 2018

EU's top court asked to probe Facebook U.S. data transfers

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS The ability of firms such as Facebook to easily transfer Europeans' data to the United States was plunged into legal limbo on Thursday when the Irish High Court asked the EU's top court for a detailed assessment of whether the methods were legal.

12 Apr 2018

EU's top court asked to probe Facebook U.S. data transfers

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS The ability of firms such as Facebook to easily transfer Europeans' data to the United States was plunged into legal limbo on Thursday when the Irish High Court asked the EU's top court for a detailed assessment of whether the methods were legal.

12 Apr 2018

EU privacy watchdogs to look into harvesting of data from social media

BRUSSELS European Union privacy watchdogs will look deeper into the harvesting of personal data from social networks for economic or political purposes following the scandal engulfing Facebook Inc. after data from nearly 87 million users was improperly accessed.

12 Apr 2018

EU privacy watchdogs to look into harvesting of data from social media

BRUSSELS European Union privacy watchdogs will look deeper into the harvesting of personal data from social networks for economic or political purposes following the scandal engulfing Facebook Inc. after data from nearly 87 million users was improperly accessed.

11 Apr 2018

EU considering interim 2025 target for truck CO2 standards

BRUSSELS, April 11 The European Commission is considering an interim CO2 emissions standard for trucks in 2025 to be followed by a stricter one in 2030, an official said on Wednesday ahead of the publication of the bloc's first ever such targets.

29 Mar 2018

Apple unveils new privacy tools ahead of EU law

BRUSSELS Apple is introducing new tools that will allow consumers to control how their data are used and deactivate their Apple ID accounts, as tech companies strive to bring their services into line with a tough new EU data protection law.

29 Mar 2018

Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information. | Video

27 Mar 2018

Taxi drivers block traffic in Brussels to protest 'Uberisation'

BRUSSELS Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads in Brussels on Tuesday, demanding the government drop plans they said would make it easier for Uber and other ride-hailing apps to operate there.

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