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EU regulators tell Google its current privacy policy has to go

Officials in the U.K. today have joined regulators in France and Spain in taking Google to task over its privacy policy. Spokespersons from the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office said the agency is coordinating with other EU officials to give more muscle to the order.

Privacy groups to Facebook: Let us vote

Two privacy organizations sent Facebook a letter urging it to reconsider its new stance on passing privacy changes. The company recently announced that it was striking its previous practice of allowing the Facebook community to vote on privacy changes.

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Facebook puts privacy changes up for member vote

Facebook’s newest proposed governing documents — its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy — are now in the hands in of the nearly one-billion-member Facebook public who use the social network.

New privacy policy agreement forces apps to disclose data use

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has struck a privacy agreement with the top six companies she believes facilitate the creation of the most mobile applications: Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, Microsoft, and Research in Motion. The agreement states that all mobile apps that collect any sort of personal information must create and distribute a privacy policy.