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At Hearing, Google Says NSA Could Cause “Splinternet”

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

November 14, 2013

During a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, Google Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security Matters Richard Salgado expressed concerns that the Snowden disclosures, along with gag orders placed on the company by the U.S. Department of Justice, are hurting U.S. businesses around the world economically and may cause a fractured Internet. Global reaction to the NSA disclosures “could have severe unintended consequences such as a reduction in data security, increased cost, decreased competitiveness and harms to consumers,” he said. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor covers Salgado’s comments and what they could mean for businesses.
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