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Google hit with new privacy, antitrust allegations as four new states join Texas in US ad tech suit

By Mike Swift
  • 16 Mar 2021 13:00
  • 16 Mar 2021 15:19
Texas and other states suing Google on antitrust and deceptive trade claims over its display advertising technology added new privacy and competition details and broadened their coalition to 14 states and the territory of Puerto Rico, in an amended complaint filed overnight in a US court in Plano, Texas.

“Google’s misconduct is unprecedented,

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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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