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Google Wants Global Privacy Laws

     
1:51 pm on Sep 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Search site Google has called on governments and business to agree a basic set of global privacy rules.
Without global standards the health of the internet was at risk, the firm's privacy chief Peter Fleischer told a UN agency conference in Strasbourg.

He said that the rise of the net meant vast amounts of personal data was now regularly shipped around the globe.

That information often passed through countries with insufficient or no data protection laws, he said.

Google Wants Global Privacy Laws [news.bbc.co.uk]

2:07 pm on Sept 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I read this the other way around. Seems to me Google wants these laws to avoid them having problems with places where privacy restrictions might be flouted by their business practices. "Our privacy practices are in line with international law... so no, your country can't protect you"
2:37 pm on Sept 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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there is this set down in 1990
[ec.europa.eu...]