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Comment: Meta's record $725 million settlement leads crop of big US privacy payouts, but wouldn't require major data changes

By Mike Swift
  • 19 Jan 2023 19:40
  • 19 Jan 2023 23:12
When Meta Platforms recently agreed to pay $725 million to settle litigation over its data-sharing practices with apps on the Facebook platform, the deal set a new high-water mark for US privacy settlements, while highlighting the mushrooming cost of data protection litigation for all US companies.
Capping nearly five years

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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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