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Comment: Google, Meta face high stakes in US battles over discovery sanctions in privacy cases

By Mike Swift
  • 17 Aug 2022 23:34
  • 17 Aug 2022 23:34
Google and Meta Platforms, fighting proposed US class-action litigation over their collection of personal data, are defending against multiple claims that the companies shirked their legal obligations to turn over documents and other records — leading several judges to consider sanctions against the companies.
Late last week, a scrum of 19

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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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