Congress to review Google privacy


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Computerworld – In a letter sent to eight members of Congress, Google yesterday defended its move to consolidate its privacy policies and users’ personal information.

The 13-page letter explains Google’s decision to alter its privacy policies and answers specific questions from the legislators. In sum, Google contended that its approach to privacy has not changed, that users still have control over how they use the company’s various online services, and that private information remains private.

“Some have expressed concern about whether consumer can opt out of our updated privacy policy,” wrote Pablo Chavez, Google’s director of public policy, in the letter. For the rest of the story….

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