Congressman questions Google on data retention and privacy policies

[AP] A House Republican on Wednesday sent a letter to Google Inc., asking the Internet search company to provide more information about its search practices and targeted advertising.Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said in the letter he was concerned about the privacy and consumer-protection implications stemming from Google’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of New York-based DoubleClick, which places and tracks online ads for clients.He sent a list of 24 detailed questions to Mountain View, Calif.-based Google regarding its data retention and privacy policies and how it uses such information. If the acquisition is approved, Barton wants the same questions answered for DoubleClick.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/13/technology/13google.html
http://iht.com/articles/2007/12/12/technology/12google.php

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