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US judge declines to pause New Mexico children's privacy litigation against Google

By Mike Swift
  • 01 Oct 2020 18:42
  • 01 Oct 2020 19:07
A US judge in New Mexico said today he won’t put the brakes on litigation filed by the state’s attorney general accusing Google of violating a federal privacy law by allowing a Lithuanian developer of children’s apps to embed tracking software targeting kids’ personal information.

Google has denied allegations by New Mexico Attorney

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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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