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Comment: Facebook latest tech company to face privacy problems over location data

By Mike Swift
  • 04 Oct 2021 17:51
  • 04 Oct 2021 19:02
Facebook has become the latest tech platform to face legal trouble not for what it told users about its use of their location data, but what it allegedly left out of telling them — an area where Google and IBM’s The Weather Channel are also facing significant regulatory or legal troubles.

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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 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.

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