10 Nations Demand Online Privacy - Or Else
By Mike Pearson. TechNewsWorld, 20 April 2010. "Google was the main target of a group of privacy commissioners from 10 nations who held a press event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to air their grievances. They castigated the company over its botched Buzz rollout and criticized its Street View operations. However, other online companies -- such as Facebook and other social networks -- should also take notice, the commissioners warned..."
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Last updated: 21 April 2010
Greater transparency around government requests
Posted by David Drummond, SVP, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer. Google Public Policy Blog, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. "... [Google] are today launching a new Government Requests tool to give people information about the requests for user data or content removal we receive from government agencies around the world. For this launch, we are using data from July-December, 2009, and we plan to update the data in 6-month increments..."
Our letter to data protection commissioners on privacy
Posted by Jane Horvath and Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel. Google Public Policy Blog, Friday, May 7, 2010. "Today, we responded to a letter that a group of data protection commissioners recently sent us about privacy at Google, relating to the launch of Buzz in particular. In our letter, we outlined the work we do every day to protect user privacy. In the spirit of transparency, we wanted to share our letter as it explains our ongoing efforts and outlines tools like the Google Dashboard that provide you with increased transparency and choice..."