Chief Global Correspondent, Digital Risk
Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook and Yahoo closely as he followed trends in search, the mobile web and online social networks. He helps coordinate MLex coverage of privacy and data security worldwide. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, Swift is a graduate of Colby College. He is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting.
Selected Insights by Mike
European court ruling on Privacy Shield may mean US must reckon with commercial impact of intelligence gatheringThe decision by the European Court of Justice to nullify the EU-US Privacy Shield & to limit Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers is arguably the most important data-protection ruling in years.
First American Title data-breach case in New York shows broad role of state enforcers in absence of US data-protection lawThe New York state Department of Financial Services notched a milestone when it filed its first data security enforcement action.
Eight years ago, prosecutors lacked evidence to link Yevgeniy Nikulin to the hacks of LinkedIn and Dropbox. But it's another story now.
In the eyes of some privacy experts, there is no better parallel to Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy than Onavo, which collected and sold user data.
The signatures submitted to election officials remains too close to call for a landmark privacy law to go before California voters in November.