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Google CEO Defends Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY

October 18, 2012

Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, has defended the company’s privacy policy amidst calls from European data protection authorities to clarify its 10-month-old privacy policy, The New York Times reports. “Virtually everything we want to do, I think, is somewhat at odds with locking down all of your information for uses you haven’t contemplated yet,” said Page, adding, “That’s something I worry about.” Page also said that recent Google products, such as Google Now, would not be possible without its new privacy policy. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the letter from the EU regulators challenges Google to publicly commit to limiting the scope of the collection and potential uses of the data. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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