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Google Exec: Internet Evolves Too Fast for Regs

ONLINE PRIVACY

November 2, 2012

The Canadian Press reports that a Canadian policy manager at Google, Colin McKay, told a House of Commons committee that the online world moves too fast to create regulations that will endure and that a more enforcement-focused system could curb open discussions between tech companies and regulators. "We would have to consider what the possible repercussions of having that open a discussion, in a system that's more heavily focused on enforcement, would have on how our products roll out and how the privacy commissioner interprets our actions," McKay said, adding, the two sides now engage in constructive dialogue and companies respond quickly to rulings.
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