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Patreon takes aim at US video privacy law in seeking to torpedo suit

By Mike Swift
  • 23 Nov 2022 23:37
  • 24 Nov 2022 00:46
Patreon today asked a federal judge to rule that one of the oldest US federal privacy laws is unconstitutional, with the online membership platform for content creators arguing that litigation that alleges the San Francisco company violated the Video Privacy Protection Act must be scuttled as a result.
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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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