Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Apr 2012 22:49 UTC
Legal Google has just responded to the first set of questions from the EU regarding its new consolidated privacy policy. The EU inquiry is being headed by the French - more specifically, by France's National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties. So, the country that monitors all its citizens' internet traffic for possible copyright infringement is spearheading the investigation into Google's new privacy policy? I'm not sure I should be laughing, crying, or shoving shards of smallpox-infested glass underneath my fingernails.
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by Licaon_Kter on Thu 5th Apr 2012 23:45 UTC
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page 4; "Moreover, there are several important legal and procedural questions that emerge not just for
this review but for any future co-ordinated efforts by the Working Party:
1) What is the legal basis for the Working Party to act as a regulatory body, or to mandate the
CNIL to conduct a regulatory review on behalf of 26 other independent DPAs?
2) What law is being applied to this review?
3) Could the Working Party explain the process being followed and the ultimate aim of the
review?"
WTF is going on in France?

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RE: page4
by Kochise on Fri 6th Apr 2012 05:05 UTC in reply to "page4"
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2006-03-03

And you've seen nothing, we're currently in presidential election show. It's ugly as hell, democraty and freedom of speech have never been so much doomed in the country of human rights :/

Kochise

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Thom Said It Best...
by Pro-Competition on Fri 6th Apr 2012 15:24 UTC
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2007-08-20

So, the country that monitors all its citizens' internet traffic for possible copyright infringement is spearheading the investigation into Google's new privacy policy? I'm not sure I should be laughing, crying, or shoving shards of smallpox-infested glass underneath my fingernails.


I couldn't have said it better myself. :^(

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Comment by danbuter
by danbuter on Sat 7th Apr 2012 00:02 UTC
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2011-03-17

I just did the easy solution, and switched to Duck Duck Go.

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