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Stoddart Raises Concerns Over Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY—CANADA

February 27, 2012

Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart sent Google a letter last week asking the company to clearly disclose how it plans to keep users' personal information from different accounts separate, the Montreal Gazette reports. Stoddard said, "As we understand it, the policy changes do not mean that Google is collecting more information about its users than it currently does...They do, however, mean that you are going to be using the information in new ways--ways that may make some users uncomfortable." Stoddart also said the new policy needs to "more clearly explain its data retention and disposal policies."
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