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Google Glass Worries Privacy Commissioner

PERSONAL PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

April 25, 2013

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is expressing concern about Google Glass, a new technology that gives wearers of the glasses a camera, video capability and an Internet connection, reports Australian Financial Review. Compliance with surveillance legislation and storage of personal information on Google servers are key concerns of privacy advocates, motivating Pilgrim to request a privacy briefing from Google. The company says Google Glass is still a “work in progress,” but Pilgrim remains concerned, stating, “along with benefits, these technologies also present a number of potential risks to privacy, especially when combined with other emerging technologies.”
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