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Europe to investigate Google’s new privacy policy

(Reuters) – France’s data protection regulator will launch an official investigation into Google’s new privacy policy and said that its preliminary view was that it did not conform with European laws on protecting individuals’ privacy. In a letter to Google dated February 27, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des…

Google defends privacy plan to U.S. lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Google, facing pressure from US lawmakers over a new privacy policy, said Tuesday it remains committed to protecting consumer data as it creates a “seamless and easy” Web experience. The Internet giant sent a letter to lawmakers and posted comments on its public policy blog defending the changes…