I’m still getting caught up with news after being offline so much. Here’s a news story from Monday by John Plunkett that I missed:
It was the latest stage in a long-running inquiry into privacy but the appearance of two senior Google executives before a joint parliamentary committee turned into an occasionally ill-tempered debate about whether the search giant was being economical with the truth.
The vice-president of Global Communications and Public Affairs for Google, David-John Collins, and the legal director and associate general counsel for Google, Daphne Keller, found themselves under fire from MPs and peers on the joint committee on privacy and injunctions on Monday.
The Google pair defended their track record on privacy following criticism from Max Mosley – who gave evidence to the committee in December – that it had failed to take down images from an orgy video published online by the News of the World.
Read more in The Guardian.