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Google Privacy Tighten Employees


Google Privacy Tighten Employees
Google tightening privacy leash company employees to ensure they do not disturb anyone when leading search engines on the internet to collect and store information about its users.

In addition to promoting his old employee Alma Whitten as director of privacy company, Google said on Friday that "he" will require all employees to undergo training totaled 23,000 for privacy. The company is also introducing more checks aimed at ensuring that workers comply with its rules.

Size tighter Google privacy seems to be a response to the violations that occurred recently that has raised many questions about the policies and internal controls of the company.

In the most obvious examples that indicate the company has the capacity both to what was done by the workers, Google admitted in May that one of its engineers had created a program that memvakumkan personal information that may be sensitive, including e-mail and password, from the wireless network unsafe when cars Google exploring various locations around the world. The main vehicles were sent to take photos for Google's online map service, but these cars also carry equipment to record the location of networks Wi-Fi.

The incident was called as "Wi-Spy" by some critics, is caused by "an engineer's mistake and also lacked controls to ensure that necessary procedures to protect privacy were followed," Canada Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart concluded in a report this week.

Several other countries looked sharp against Google for taking a 600 gigabit data (the equivalent of a six-storey academic libraries) of systems Wi-Fi for more than two years before detecting a problem five months ago in response to inquiries from regulators in Germany .

Google initially said that he only took a few snippets online activities of people, but the Canadian investigation determined that entire e-mails, passwords and websites has been collected and stored. In Canada confirmed discoveries Google said Friday he would remove all Wi-Fi data remaining on its computers as quickly as possible, but had to hold most of it is when the authorities in different countries conduct their own investigations.

So far, Google has been cleaning the Wi-Fi data were taken in Ireland, Austria, Denmark and Hong Kong after obtaining permission from the regulators in those countries. The company still has data from about 20 other countries including the United States, which is investigating the breach.

Although several countries have stated that Google's Wi-Fi surveillance is illegal activity, the company still maintains that he did not violate any laws even when the management apologized for his misbehavior.

"We are embarrassed by what happened, but we are confident that the changes we process and structure will significantly improve our internal privacy and security practices for the benefit of all our users," Alan Eustace is Google's head of engineering wrote in a blog post today on Friday.

Google's privacy safeguards seems suspect once again after the Gawker blog reported that a Google engineer in the office of Kirkland, Washington used his position to gain spy online accounts of four teenagers. Spurred by the report, last month Google admitted that he had fired the engineer because violated its privacy policy.

Maintaining public trust is very important to Google because its search engine success and business elements of the long-term depends in part on its ability to build a database of the preferences of its users. Among other things, Google believes that such information is to help provide better search results than its rivals and sell more ads that generate virtually all the company's revenue.

Google, based in Mountain View, California, and even hopes for a greater part of the online life of people by introducing more social networking features on its website so that he can better compete with Facebook in terms of connecting friends and family members online that is more profitable land. When Google introduced a social networking option in the free e-mail service in February, many users protested because the feature exposed their contact lists without prior approval.

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