Mike Lynch: Going to America?

January 29, 2022

I noted the Beeb’s article “Mike Lynch: Priti Patel Approves Extradition of Autonomy Founder.” The write up states:

Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of a British tech tycoon to the US to face criminal fraud charges. The decision comes after Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy, lost a multibillion-dollar fraud action in London on Friday.


A Home Office spokesperson said: “Under the Extradition Act 2003, the secretary of state must sign an extradition order if there are no grounds to prohibit the order being made. Extradition requests are only sent to the home secretary once a judge decides it can proceed after considering various aspects of the case. On 28 January, following consideration by the courts, the extradition of Dr Michael Lynch to the US was ordered.”

The Beeb’s write up includes some biographical information:

Cambridge graduate Mr Lynch, 56, built Autonomy up to be one of the top 100 UK public companies. In 2006, he was awarded an OBE for services to enterprise. A fellow of the Royal Society, Mr Lynch, who lives in Suffolk, previously advised the government and sat on the boards of the British Library and the BBC.

The brief summary omits some interesting information; for example, the Bayesian influence and the architecture of a system which would influence decades of content processing systems. More information is available on my Xenky.com site at this link: https://bit.ly/3IQTwgz

Stephen E Arnold, January 29, 2022


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