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Pilgrim Among Regulators Eyeing Google Changes

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 10, 2012

Google's new plan to consolidate its 60 privacy policies into one that allows for information sharing across all its products has regulators worldwide scrutinising the change--including Australia Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. Noting that aggregating user data is a "complex trend," Pilgrim says his office was briefed on the change by Google. The review is expected to be complete in a few weeks, reports Technology Spectator. EU officials requested that Google delay the launch of the new system until they can fully analyse it, but the company said that it "extensively pre-briefed" data protection authorities and already notified 350 million account holders of the change.
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