Google Doesn’t Startle by the Raised Eyebrows of AG
The harshly written letter calls the policy outrageous and holds Google responsible for attempting to invade the consumer’s privacy by automatically choosing to share their information. It seems almost impossible to claim that users have the ability to not use Google products when its known for a fact that nearly all users on the Internet use at least one product on a normal basis for either work, school or entertainment purposes.
Google seems to think there is no need for changes based on the letters from the attorney generals says Ryan Radia, who works with the Competitive Enterprise Institute as an analyst. While many think that the letters from the AG should sway the mind of this Internet giant but in reality they are only words which Google may read but would never choose to make a final decision based on what they think. The fact that the attorneys general failed to raise any real issues that would require concern to privacy advocates, including the reports that they circumvents a mechanism into the Safari browser in order to help disable tracking. This makes it seem as though they were really unsure about what the real concerns should be.
One thing that may concern Google is the president’s current proposed online consumer bill of rights. If this law goes into effect it could have serious impacts on Facebook and Google by changing their entire business model. A legal risk that Google may also face is the online privacy legislation which is currently being considered in the European Union.