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Canadian Privacy Office Questions Google Buzz

As expected from a controversial web service that inflicts privacy invasion, Google Buzz  just received a new “friend” in the Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner.   A spokesperson for the said Canadian government office said that they are now investigating whether Google Buzz is indeed violating or may have violated Canadian privacy laws.

Google’s Canada office currently talking with federal and provincial privacy officials to address these concerns and assured everyone of us that they are moving to implement changes as quick as they can. In fact more changes will be announced this week to ensure that Google Buzz is not violating and will not violate privacy laws.

“We’ll be making some significant product improvements over the next few days based on user feedback,”  Google Canada’s spokeperson Wendy Rozeluk said.

In case you’ve been monitoring Canadian internet scene, the same Canadian office recently questioned Facebook’s policies for violating the country’s privacy laws. Facebook was forced to make drastic changes to its policy as a result of the investigation.

Another issue which recently made some headlines was when the same office questioned Google Docs for possible violation of privacy laws.

Let’s see if  Google will finally end all questions raised regarding Buzz’s threat to user privacy and  whether its actions would be enough not to merit  another investigation, this time none other than the U.S. government.

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Canadian Privacy Office Questions Google Buzz

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