Privacy: 10 Countries Criticize Google’s Privacy Policies
Privacy and data-protection officials from ten countries including Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom have all signed a letter to Google which criticizes the company’s approach to online security and privacy. Citing Google’s social networking product (Buzz) and their mapping product that takes 360 degree photographs called Street View, the letter asks Google to take more precautions and put improved security measures into place immediately.
This is not the first time that Google’s privacy settings have come under attack. Last month, members of Congress also sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission to request an investigation about Buzz’s lack of privacy constraints.
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