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For Apple and everyone else, worlds of antitrust and privacy are converging, lawyers say

When Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks to the International Association of Privacy Professionals next week, it’s a good bet he’ll mention something widely viewed as an antitrust issue: “Sideloading,” the term Apple uses for regulatory mandates to allow apps downloaded from sources other than its App Store on its iOS devices.

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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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