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Comment: Kids' US privacy settlements with Disney, Viacom, Twitter and others could portend broad industry changes

By Mike Swift
  • 05 Oct 2020 17:48
  • 05 Oct 2020 18:12
US District Judge James Donato is no pushover on privacy. When Facebook recently proposed a record $550 million settlement for its allegedly illegal use of facial recognition technology, Donato said it wasn’t good enough and made Facebook pony up another $100 million.
Facebook quickly agreed to pay $650 million to

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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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