Posted by Will DeVries, Policy Counsel
In March, the Federal Trade Commission concluded its “Exploring Privacy” roundtable series. The series brought together leaders from government, advocacy, academia, and industry to discuss ways to best protect consumer privacy. Representatives from Google participated in all the different sessions and sat on two of the panels.
Following the last roundtable, the FTC asked participants to submit public comments as part of the ongoing conversation. Last week, we did. And we thought you might be interested in seeing what we had to say.
In our comments, we both explain Google’s ongoing commitment to privacy and security and also offer some policy recommendations for the FTC moving forward.
Specifically, our filing highlights Google’s support for:
In addition, the comments draw attention to the strong connection between privacy and free expression, which is a critical issue for us.
Fair warning, it can be a bit of a dense document, particularly for the privacy layperson. But if you’ve ever wanted to know more about privacy at Google, then it’s definitely worth a read.
This comment has to do with Docs. I am glad that the geeks of Google, either by accident or because they wised up, finally removed the catagory "Hidden" from the list of options. It made no sense at all. If you wanted something hidden, why would you label it "Hidden"?!! It's just one of those "privacy" things.
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