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Authorities Want Answers From Google

PRIVACY LAW—ASIA PACIFIC

March 5, 2012

A working group of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) has written a letter to Google to raise concerns about changes to its privacy policy. The APPA Technology Working Group says users should be able "to control the way in which their information is aggregated and shared online, especially members of minorities or at-risk groups." The group wants to know how the changes will affect existing users and if users will have easy access to privacy tools. It also wants clarification on policies on sensitive information and the timeframe for data deletion following a user request. Google responded that its "approach to privacy has not changed" and users' data remains private.
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