|Valerie Lawton, a spokesperson for the office, said on Tuesday that Buzz is being investigated to see whether it violates Canadian privacy laws. |
"We understand the public concern about privacy issues related to Google Buzz," she said. "Our office is looking at the issue."
Lawton added that the office may comment further on Wednesday.
Google has ignited a hailstorm of criticism with Buzz, which adds real-time communication and media-sharing features found on popular social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to its Gmail service.