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Google Defends Privacy Changes

ONLINE PRIVACY

January 31, 2012

Politico reports that a letter from Google's director of public policy to U.S. lawmakers states that recent changes to the company's privacy policy will not affect users' current privacy settings, and users will continue to be able to control how their personal data is tracked and collected. According to the letter, the company believes "the relevant issue is whether users have choices about how their data is collected and used," and it has built in meaningful controls. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, two Google executives explained to a joint parliamentary committee why it failed to take down certain images exposed in the News of the World scandal.
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