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Comment: New FTC chair's views of privacy a blank slate

The 21-page questionnaire Lina Khan submitted to Congress in connection with her nomination to the US Federal Trade Commission cites “antitrust,” “competition” or “monopoly” 48 times. “Privacy” is mentioned only in the title of a single, 2018 conference where Khan spoke on the “Threat of Global Tech Monopolies.”
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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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