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Judge ends uncertainty about California privacy initiative going to voters in 2020

By Mike Swift
  • 19 Jun 2020 19:59
  • 21 Jun 2020 14:48
Likely assuring that Californians will vote this year on whether to create the first standalone US privacy regulator, a judge ordered the state’s top election official today to make sure procedural problems caused by Covid-19 don’t derail a November vote on the proposed California Privacy Rights Act.
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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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