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Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent
Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for nearly a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.
Selected Insights by Mike
The truism that “data is the oil of the 21st Century” is due for Version 2.0. Increasingly, data is more than a commodity.
Google's promise of a 10 percent “win rate” for Facebook in display advertising auctions is at the heart of the antitrust argument by several US states.
Google has acknowledged its advertising agreement with Facebook allowed the companies to terminate the deal “in the event of certain government investigations"
Google notches huge Android copyright win from US Supreme Court over Oracle, but still faces antitrust scrutinyCapping a decade of litigation ruling Google’s copying elements of Java to create Android OS was legal fair use.
The three women and two men picked to lead the new California Privacy Protection Agency.