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US FTC probe into Bannon's role in Cambridge Analytica leak delayed as former Trump strategist plays for time

By Mike Swift
  • 24 Nov 2020 18:59
  • 24 Nov 2020 19:47
Steve Bannon today asked a judge for more time to respond to a petition filed by the US Federal Trade Commission to force the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump to testify over whether he's personally responsible for Cambridge Analytica’s deceptive harvesting of consumers’ Facebook data.
The FTC says

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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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