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Comment: Facebook probe in Texas suggests increase in regulatory risk in use of facial recognition

By Mike Swift
  • 28 Jul 2020 17:38
  • 14 Feb 2022 16:18
In a case of private litigation carrying over to public enforcement, the Texas attorney general is in the early stages of probing Facebook’s use of facial-recognition technology to “tag” the identity of people in photos uploaded to the social network, an investigative subpoena obtained by MLex shows.
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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.

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