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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
Europe’s top court dynamited the transatlantic data bridge known as Privacy Shield, the namesake for the “Schrems II”
California’s new attorney general, Rob Bonta, plans to work in close partnership with the state’s new privacy enforcer.
A growing number of companies deploy voice-recognition software in their everyday business dealings with customers
Google set to rein in apps' access to data, even as it faces regulatory pressure over location-data collectionGoogle told app developers that by late 2021, a unique device-identifying code that Android apps use to target ads to individuals will be off-limits if a user opts out of personalized advertising.
The truism that “data is the oil of the 21st Century” is due for Version 2.0. Increasingly, data is more than a commodity.