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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 more than 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
Fifth anniversary of the eruption of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal in March 2018.
Web platform legal shield faces crucial test as US Supreme Court prepares for oral argument over content moderationUS Supreme Court is poised to hear oral argument about whether social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter
Google, beset with antitrust lawsuits, stands alone among the biggest tech companies in its adversarial relationship with California’s attorney general.
Facebook investigation records show crash effort to probe app privacy in wake of Cambridge Analytica scandalUnsealed court documents that illuminate Facebook’s crash program to understand the scope of its privacy exposure.
US DOJ’s Google lawsuit offers second shot at the tech giant’s advertising empire as Texas fights separate battleGoogle battle in two different courts against two different coalitions of enforcers.