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Comment: US FTC clash with Meta on privacy settlement may send broad regulatory ripples

By Mike Swift
  • 01 Jun 2023 23:21
  • 01 Jun 2023 23:21
The US Federal Trade Commission tore up its litigation settlement playbook in seeking to overhaul an existing privacy settlement with Meta Platforms without filing a new complaint against the company, a move the FTC concluded was necessary given its view of Meta as a serial violator of privacy orders.

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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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