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Google can't block search of CEO Pichai's e-mail during period when Chrome browser was launched, US judge says

By Mike Swift
  • 13 Apr 2021 18:21
  • 13 Apr 2021 18:21
Google must permit a search of Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai’s electronic records around the time he was overseeing the 2008 launch of the company’s Chrome browser, a federal judge said today, in a case involving data collection by Google’s browser in its private mode.

US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen agreed with

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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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