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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
Facebook’s senior leaders have long warned that privacy would soon affect its bottom line, as new privacy laws in Europe
Facebook's 'comprehensive' privacy improvements after US FTC order had 'gaps and weaknesses,' independent assessment concludesFacebook’s internal response to its landmark $5 billion privacy settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission
Google, Facebook executives should face criminal US bid-rigging probe over 'Jedi Blue' deal, Democrats tell DOJGoogle and Facebook executives should face criminal antitrust scrutiny from US federal prosecutors
FTC to embrace the theories of “New Brandeisian” antirust could alienate some of the agency’s most valuable staffers.
Facebook’s top lawyer, Jennifer Newstead, is focused on present-day regulatory problems like the legal uncertainty