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10 Nations' Privacy Officials Issue Stern Warning

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 22, 2010

Privacy officials from 10 nations this week issued a stern warning to Google Inc. and other Internet companies about their privacy practices, reports TVNZ. New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff was one of the signatories of a letter sent to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, urging him to better protect users' data and set an example "as a leader in the online world." The data protection commissioners of Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom also signed the letter, which asserted that Google's rollout of its Buzz social networking service "violated the fundamental principle that individuals should be able to control the use of their personal information."
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