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Principles on government access to personal data to be agreed by OECD negotiators this year

International data flows could be shaped by a new declaration of “common principles” on governments’ access, for national-security and law-enforcement purposes, to personal data held by the private sector, with ministers from “like-minded” democratic countries expected shortly to reach a consensus on the issue, MLex has learned.
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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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