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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
Lawyers for Google, Texas and nine other states had their first in-person skirmish in a US federal courthouse.
As many mark the 40th anniversary of the first Data Protection Day, the importance of safeguarding sensitive personal data during the Covid-19 pandemic is top of mind.
Rapid appointment of US official to head Privacy Shield talks a signal of importance to administrationThe Biden administration has already placed a veteran privacy lawyer to oversee talks on a replacement for Privacy Shield.
The executive committee of state attorneys general heading the antitrust investigation into Google convened for another regular planning call.
Freshly filed antitrust cases against Google and Facebook are slated to play out in the months, and almost certainly years, ahead.