Apr 272010
 April 27, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Michael Geist writes:

Last week the talk of the privacy world was news that ten privacy and data protection commissioners — led by Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart — had released a public letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, expressing concern that the Internet giant was forgetting its privacy responsibilities.


As experts debated the importance of the letter, the longer-term impact may come not from specific actions against a company such as Google (there does not appear to be much likelihood of imminent action) but rather from the realization that the joint effort may represent a major step toward the globalization of privacy enforcement.

Read more in The Tyee.

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