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Comment: Reproductive-health, location-privacy claims in US FTC crosshairs after abortion decision

By Mike Swift
  • 11 Jul 2022 23:38
  • 11 Jul 2022 23:38
The chief US national privacy enforcer signaled today it will search for privacy or security threats posed by apps that collect location and reproductive and other health data, with the US Federal Trade Commission warning it “will vigorously enforce the law if we uncover illegal conduct that exploits Americans’ location, health, or

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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 SiliconValley.com, 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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