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Commissioner Gives Google Good Grades

DATA PROTECTION—CANADA

June 7, 2011

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard has announced that Google has taken satisfactory steps towards protecting personal data, ITWorld reports. Google has agreed to implement five recommendations from the commissioner, including increased privacy and security training to all of its employees and the creation of a "governance model" that reviews the privacy protections within its products prior to launch. The company has also agreed to undergo an independent, third-party audit of its privacy programs within the next year and disclose the results to the commissioner's office. Stoddart added, "given the significance of the problems we found during our (Street View) investigation, we will continue to monitor how Google implements our recommendations."
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