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Google spars with European lawmakers over privacy

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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Google spars with European lawmakers over privacy


www.reuters.com

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google attacked European parliamentarians and privacy advocates on Monday for trying to have competition authorities consider the handling of personal information in its $3.1 billion takeover of rival DoubleClick.

The argument was the centerpiece of a European Parliament hearing to consider the burgeoning role of the Internet in impinging on the privacy of citizens.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signed off last month on Google's $3.1 billion deal, which combines its dominance in pay-per-click Internet advertising with DoubleClick's market-leading position in display ads.

After listening to a visiting FTC commissioner, U.S. and European privacy advocates and European parliamentarians question the impact of the deal on European citizens' on-line privacy, Google's global privacy counsel shot back.
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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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Hmm, what do you guys think? Should each country be able to regulate privacy measures of their net using populace? This could get interesting...

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