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[2]: Why?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2012 16:22 UTC 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[3]: Why?
by zima on Sat 11th Feb 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Govs are ultimately the expressions of citizen decisions, ideally & hopefully quite optimal; they are social constructs acting on the behalf of people they represent. Being (also) proactive about potential issues (many at the same time, larger or smaller; taking care of the former doesn't preclude doing it likewise with the latter) means a gov is doing its job.

It's stupid expecting from people to track even 1% of the things which need to be taken care of, if they want to maintain their comfy modern life.

Edited 2012-02-12 00:01 UTC

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