Survey Respondents Want Web Browser Regulation
ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAMarch 25, 2011
While the majority of people polled in a recent survey have a positive view of the company, two-thirds of Australian participants said they feel Google should be regulated by the government on issues such as protecting privacy, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The poll, which surveyed 1,000 participants, found that 45 percent said they thought Google did a good job of protecting privacy, while 63 percent said the company should be regulated. The poll results followed an announcement by the CNIL, France's data privacy regulator, ofa €100,000 fine against the company for the collection of personal information over unencrypted wireless networks by its Street View vehicles.