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California Bar faces US privacy, antitrust suit over leak of confidential disciplinary records

By Mike Swift
  • 17 May 2022 00:54
  • 17 May 2022 18:30
The State Bar of California is facing proposed class-action litigation that was removed Friday to US federal court, a suit that claims that by allowing confidential lawyer disciplinary records to leak into public view online, the bar association and a legal website have violated state and federal privacy and antitrust laws.

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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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