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The Impact of an Engineering Culture on Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

May 2, 2012

The news of recent weeks has been rife with articles about global regulators' scrutiny of data collection practices. Since the release of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's report on its investigation into Google's collection of payload data from global WiFi networks, and the subsequent release by Google of non-redacted portions of that report, new investigations into the company's actions have been called for and contemplated, and questions have been raised about the appropriate role of data privacy within data-driven organizations. In this InformationWeek article, Mathew Schwartz explores how an engineering culture can challenge privacy efforts.
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