Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2012 14:53 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "A group of European regulators has written to Google calling on it to halt the introduction of its new privacy policy, saying it needs to investigate whether the proposals sufficiently protect users' personal data." I'd rather regulators are on top of this now than when it's too late and we're all plugged into the Google Hivemind Overlord.
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RE: Why?
by th3rmite on Sat 4th Feb 2012 16:14 UTC in reply to "Why?"
th3rmite
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2006-01-08

Because we have to have the government regulate EVERYTHING.

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RE[2]: Why?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2012 16:22 in reply to "RE: Why?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Because we have to have the government regulate EVERYTHING.


This isn't about regulation. This is about ensuring no EU citizens are harmed. While I personally do not believe there's anything wrong with this change, I'd rather my government keeps close tabs on large corporations.

God forbid this place turns into America.

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RE[3]: Why?
by RawMustard on Sun 5th Feb 2012 07:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

Are EU citizens that stupid they can't use another provider?

I'm sick to death of people thinking the Government should take care of their every decision.

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RE[2]: Why?
by cfgr on Sat 4th Feb 2012 17:50 in reply to "RE: Why?"
cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

Since when is it a bad thing that a government protects the interests of its citizens? Isn't that the very core purpose of a government: to represent us? For the people, by the people. It may not always be perfect, but it's definitely a whole lot better than the "for the corps, by the corps" attitude we see elsewhere.

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v RE[3]: Why?
by Brendan on Sun 5th Feb 2012 04:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"