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Comment: New US FTC Commissioner Bedoya signals support for broad view of online privacy harms

By Mike Swift
  • 01 Nov 2022 21:40
  • 01 Nov 2022 21:40
The US Federal Trade Commission traditionally has been staffed by lawyers, economists and — more recently — by computer scientists who untangle the complex workings of online platforms. Alvaro Bedoya says the FTC needs to hire a new type of expert to study online harm: psychologists.
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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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