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10 Nations Demand Online Privacy - Or Else

Apr 23, 2010, 05:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Pearson)

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"Saying they've grown increasingly impatient with online companies that pay too little heed to national privacy laws and expectations, data protection commissioners from 10 countries on Tuesday launched what they promised would be an ongoing effort to match worldwide enforcement with the growing global market in social network information.

""We've seen this happening a couple of times now and we want to say, 'No, this can't go on the way it has," said Jennifer Stoddart, Canada's privacy commissioner.

"The group fired its first shot at Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), asking the company to explain what is widely considered to be its flawed launch of the social networking tool, Buzz, and answer how it intends to more closely hew to privacy expectations in the future."

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