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Google defeats children’s-privacy allegations from New Mexico attorney general

By Mike Swift
  • 25 Sep 2020 20:26
  • 25 Sep 2020 20:52
Google has won the dismissal of allegations from New Mexico’s attorney general that it violated a federal children’s-privacy law by failing to get direct permission from parents to collect data through its "G Suite for Education" tools deployed in New Mexico schools.

US District Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal said in a ruling today

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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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