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Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
9 years ago2,676 views

Eric is a good interviewee – he doesn't actually hide much – he just gets straight to the point.

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

What does he mean by: "We have the most advanced data protection and privacy policies in place."? Is that a translation artifact, applying 'most advanced' to 'privacy policies'?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

FAZ's German source article, which is probably translated from spoken English, says:
"Soweit ich weiß, hat Google die am weitesten entwickelten Bestimmungen zum Schutz der Daten und der Privatsphäre. Aus unserer Sicht ist alles korrekt. Ich weiß nicht, was wir darüber hinaus tun sollen"

Which I would translate to:
"As far as I know, Google has the most advanced data and privacy protection policies. From our point of view everything's correct. I don't know what else we could do beyond that."

FAZ's English translation, perhaps of the German article source and perhaps of another part, is:

<<FAZ: Data protection is very important, especially in Europe. EU commissioner Viviane Reding mentioned some weeks ago that the internet industry should foster a code of conduct, a self-regulation to protect user data. Do you agree with her?

Eric Schmidt: We have the most advanced data protection and privacy policies in place. As I have not seen this new self-regulation approach in detail, I cannot comment on that.

FAZ: So you don´t see any need for more data protection?

Eric Schmidt: There is always room for improvement. At this stage from our perspective we think what we do is correct. But the industry is suffering from the fact that the people don´t necessarily do what they are saying they are doing.>>

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It is the time: The networks are fast enough, the computers are fast enough.”

Doesn't this sound like the Skynet sentient computers in Terminator?
Hasta La Vista..........................................................................bay-bee.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_% ...

Diana Robinson [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Sorry to change the subject, but how else to tell Phillip that Games for the Brain is not working right tonight?

Michael Freeman [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

"but we are not in the online ad market in general or in particular online ad markets, for instance display ads."

I'm sorry, but maybe someone forgot to mention to Eric that this is not Google circa 2003 anymore...

Display Ads – : Official Google Blog: Why we're buying DoubleClick
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Video Ads – Google.com Video Advertising Solutions
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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> Sorry to change the subject, but how else to tell Phillip
> that Games for the Brain is not working right tonight?

Diana: can you please email me at info[put at-character here]blogoscoped.com and tell me what was wrong with Games for the Brain, thanks! (I will then delete our messages here.)

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

RE: Privacy Policies

It's use of legal loopholes like what is discussed over at ha.ckers.org (ha.ckers.org/blog/20080521/goo ...) and of "habit" loopholes (Web History, for example, collected against your Google account unless you opt-out, even if you never sign in on the Search page) that put the onus of maintaining privacy on the user, instead of taking responsibility for it themselves.

So yeah, I'd see how "From our point of view everything's correct." The letter of the law is being followed. I guess I'm just having trouble wrapping my head around the concept of "advanced privacy protection policies".

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