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EU says Google should ‘halt’ its upcoming privacy changes that share user details across search, Gmail and YouTube

Posted By admin On February 4, 2012 @ 4:38 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

ROB WAUGH
UK Daily Mail [1]
February 4, 2012

European regulators have written to Google CEO Larry Page calling on the search giant to halt the introduction of its new ‘one-size-fits-all’ privacy policy.

The policy was due to come into effect on March 1, and would allow Google to share what it knows about users between services such as Google Search, Gmail and YouTube.

The move horrified privacy advocates and bloggers – tech site ZDNet said that Google would ‘know more about you than your wife does’ and said the policy was ‘Big Brother-ish’.

The European Union working party asked for Google to stop the new policy while the working group investigate whether personal data is protected.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2095962/EU-says-Google-halt-upcoming-privacy-changes.html

[2] Privacy officials from 6 countries request details on Google Glass: http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy-officials-from-6-countries-request-details-on-google-glass.html

[3] Google Faces More Privacy Woes After YouTube Ruling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-faces-more-privacy-woes-after-youtube-ruling.html

[4] Google and Viacom reach deal over YouTube user data: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-and-viacom-reach-deal-over-youtube-user-data.html

[5] EU to Google: Your privacy policy needs to change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-to-google-your-privacy-policy-needs-to-change.html

[6] Google: Gmail users ‘have no legitimate expectation of privacy’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-gmail-users-have-no-legitimate-expectation-of-privacy.html

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