Friday, May 7, 2010

Our letter to data protection commissioners on privacy



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.

As we mention in the letter, we are in regular contact with all of the commissioners’ offices and look forward to continue working with them. For more information on our privacy initiatives, you can visit our Privacy Center.

5 comments:

ALG said...

"In the spirit of transparency" ... here is the letter that Google is responding to.

http://www.priv.gc.ca/media/nr-c/2010/let_100420_e.cfm

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tfserna said...

It seems evident that Google is putting a lot of time and effort towards addressing privacy concerns... at least on the PR front.

What it isn't so clear to me is whether Google is really working towards compliance with privacy laws in jurisdictions other than US states.

In particular towards EU privacy regulations, which are most certainly considered absurd at Mountain View... Am I wrong?

The Buzz incident speaks for itself and kind of contradicts everything Google says through its official PR channels...

I'd say privacy issues were most probably weighted... but the focus was on trying to assure as much 'success' as possible on a product launch... We'll deal with those privacy freaks when they come... (This kind of thought comes usually more from Biz people than from lawyers/paralegals in my experience)

It's no easy business trying to replicate twitter's business overnight... even if you are Google... 'Poor man's e-mail' is proving very successful... and hard to replicate... seems to me...

Anyway, good to see Peter's tone has evolved for the better... Keep it up guys!

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