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Google, Twitter Push Awareness of Gov’t Access

ONLINE PRIVACY

January 29, 2013

Monday marked the fourth annual Data Privacy Day, and saw two major tech companies observing it by working to increase public awareness of the ease at which governments worldwide can access online data, reports CNN. Twitter released its latest transparency report outlining government requests for data, including more detail this year, and Google followed up on its report released last week with calls for more stringent protections for users’ data. Google’s chief legal officer said, “We want to be sure we’re taking our responsibilities really seriously,” adding, “we are going to make sure that governments around the world follow standards and do this in a reasonable way that strikes the balance.”
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