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ICO Gives Google Good Grades, Not a "Rubber Stamp"

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK & NEW ZEALAND

August 16, 2011

After auditing the company's privacy structure, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says that Google "has taken reasonable steps to improve its privacy policies" but adds that the audit "is not a rubber stamp," The Telegraph reports. The company agreed last year to let the ICO conduct the audit in light of its controversial Street View project. The ICO said that "the audit verified that Google made improvements to their internal privacy structure," but it "needs to ensure its work in this area continues to evolve alongside new products and technologies." Meanwhile, in a Google blog post, the company announced that it will conduct a privacy impact assessment on any additional Street View activities in New Zealand.   
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