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Comment: With Android changes, Google treads narrow path between privacy, antitrust scrutiny

By Mike Swift
  • 16 Feb 2022 19:45
  • 16 Feb 2022 20:25
As Google announced today that it will gradually change the access to personal data of apps on the Android platform, it signaled a more collaborative and deliberate approach than Apple’s — but one that will nevertheless have to navigate the Scylla and Charybdis of privacy and antitrust scrutiny.

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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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