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January 30, 2013

Google Stands Up for Privacy Rights

In an effort to protect user data from prying eyes, Google announced that it will lobby Washington in 2013 to update Internet consumer privacy rights.  

David Drummond, Google’s (News - Alert) chief legal officer, blogged on Monday that the company will combat efforts of law enforcement authorities exploiting loopholes in the 1986 U.S. Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which does not require search warrants when retrieving or data mining old e-mails, messages and videos stored online. 

Since 2009, Google has had more than a 70-percent increase in government requests for user data, according to Drummond... Read More

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