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Comment: 'Devastating' AMG loss two years ago has 'turbocharged' US FTC privacy, consumer protection enforcement

By Mike Swift and Madeline Hughes
  • 17 Apr 2023 23:09
  • 17 Apr 2023 23:29
When the US Supreme Court nullified the US Federal Trade Commission’s top tool to win financial redress for consumer protection violations two years ago this week, the enforcer was at risk of being rendered toothless.
Instead, the FTC has been sharpening its incisors over the past six months, in which

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Mike Swift

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, 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.

Madeline Hughes


Madeline is a data privacy and security reporter based in Washington, DC. She got her start in journalism in local news, covering anything and everything in Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts before coming to DC to report on tech.

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