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RSA: Privacy, Secrecy Are Not Synonymous

“Only through transparency can we have real accountability,” he said, adding that Google will continue to keep pushing for legislative reform and more transparency. “Our business is tied to user trust and this issue has a significant impact on user trust.”

Simply agreeing to use a Web-based service like those offered by Google does not imply a necessary privacy compromise, Enright said, adding that privacy is about managing user expectations.