Google Faces a Different World in Italy

One morning in January 2008, Peter Fleischer, the chief privacy counsel at Google, was walking to the University of Milan to deliver a speech at a conference when someone shouted his name from behind. Shortly afterward, he was surrounded by five Italian police officers.For Mr. Fleischer, it was the first indication that he had become ensnared in the outcry over online videos involving an autistic boy in Turin and some classmates who taunted him, filmed the scenes from a mobile phone and posted them on the Web.

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