Canada Dashboard Digest

Google to Commissioners: Glass Is Not Privacy Threat

SURVEILLANCE

August 16, 2013

SCMagazine reports Google has written to Canada’s privacy commissioners to assure them that its Glass product is not a privacy threat. “Google's global privacy counsel, Peter Fleischer, has assured four of Canada's privacy commissioners that the concerns they and others expressed in a June 18 letter are unfounded,” the report states, referencing a letter from Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and 35 privacy commissioners from around the world to Google CEO Larry Page questioning the privacy implications of Glass. Fleischer wrote that “it is still early days” for Google’s new product, adding, “Protecting the security and privacy of our users is one of our top priorities.”
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