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What does Rep. Boucher’s fall mean for Internet privacy and Google?

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3. November 2010

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What does Rep. Boucher’s fall mean for Internet privacy and Google?

People who worry about online privacy and the intrusive practices of Internet companies like Google and Facebook are trying to figure out the impact of the election. One victim of the Republican juggernaut was a key Internet policy player, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. I don’t think his fall will slow the mounting drive to protect privacy. It will, however, mean one less pair of friendly ears on the Hill where Google lobbyists can whisper their policy goals.

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Google dodges two bullets as Wi-Spy questions linger

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3. November 2010

Google dodges two bullets as Wi-Spy questions linger

Google’s success at forging non-adversarial relationships with government regulators in the Anglo-American world is paying dividends for the Internet giant. Wednesday the British information commissioner in London declined to fine the Internet company for privacy violations in the United Kingdom for its Wi-Spying activities.

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Google needs Chief Privacy Officer

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1. November 2010

Google needs Chief Privacy Officer

Google can to take one simple step to show that it cares about consumers’ privacy. The Internet giant simply needs to appoint a Chief Privacy Officer. Instead, in it’s latest bit of PR spin Google as it tried to deal with the fallout from the Wi-Spy scandal, the company has muddied the water with an executive structure that virtually assures to confuse and will ultimately fail.

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