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Comment: Suit against Ancestry over use of Nevada yearbook photos approaches key juncture

By Mike Swift
  • 17 Mar 2023 22:09
  • 17 Mar 2023 22:09
More than two years after Ancestry was hit by a privacy and right of publicity suit by two Nevada brothers who say the genealogical site uploaded their high school yearbooks and used their photos and biographical data for commercial purposes without consent, the suit is approaching a critical decision point.

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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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