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Google US children's privacy settlement with New Mexico includes key changes to Play Store privacy rules

Google has agreed to pay more than $5 million, underwrite a children’s online privacy and safety program and make potentially significant changes to its app store privacy practices to settle allegations by the New Mexico attorney general that Google’s educational apps violated the key US children's online privacy law.

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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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