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EU, Google, hackers and Internet fraud

Date: May 29, 2007
By: Jose Vilches

An independent European Union panel, which advises the European Commission and EU governments on data protection issues, has warned U.S. based Google Inc. that it may be violating European Union privacy laws by storing and retaining user information for up to two years to serve commercial interests.

Peter Fleischer, Google's global privacy counsel, said the company was doing a lot to protect personal data gathered from users on its search engine.
"We believe it's an important part of our commitment to respect user privacy while balancing a number of important factors, such as maintaining security and preventing fraud and abuse," Fleischer said. He added that Google was "committed to engaging in a constructive dialogue."
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