Privacy Watchdogs To Google: Don't Be Evil

Tuesday Apr 20th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Organizations from 10 different countries have asked the search giant to re-think it's privacy policies, particularly in regards to Buzz and Street View.

ChannelWeb: Privacy advocates from 10 different countries, including United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, New Zealand, Canada and Israel, have sent Google a letter asking the search giant to change its privacy policies. In particular, the organizations have concerns about Google Buzz and Google Street View.

"We are increasingly concerned that, too often, the privacy rights of the world's citizens are being forgotten as Google rolls out new technological applications," reads the letter. "It is unacceptable to roll out a product that unilaterally renders personal information public, with the intention of repairing problems later as they arise. Privacy cannot be sidelined in the rush to introduce new technologies to online audiences around the world."

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