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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.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Google Inc.ís new social networking service Buzz violates federal consumer protection law.
Buzz is getting free promotion
Yeah, but there are limits to what bad PR can do for you (in positive terms)
We've been observing this shift for several months... I have no doubt that more goverments will pile on, not just because of privacy, but for the copyright aspect of books, anti-competition, and "monopoly not redistributing wealth via taxes, etc."
A leading privacy group has urged US regulators to investigate Google's new social networking service Buzz, one week after its launch.
The Electronic Privacy Information Centre (Epic) has made its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
It says that Buzz - which is part of Google's Gmail service - is "deceptive" and breaks consumer protection law.
"Google still hasn't gone far enough," Epic's consumer privacy counsel Kim Nguyen told BBC News.
this time I think creepy Google might have tested the waters too far