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Google(NASDAQ: GOOG) Fights For Limited Vigilance On Cloud Emails

Published: January 29, 2013 | 8:39 am
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Northern, WI 1/29/2013 (indicesmedia) – In order to avoid law enforcement from getting e-mails without search warrants, and to provide documents stored on cloud services the same legal protections as paper documents disposed in a desk drawer some changes in the law are required, as Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) officials’ highlighted.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s spokesman Gaither expressed that the company has been discussing with sponsorship groups and companies to submit to a joint effort to modify the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

When the law was approved the cloud services didn’t exist; nowadays these types of services allow users to stock up and process data via internet, using a remote server.

By 2016, cloud services are being estimated to achieve worldwide $100 billion. In 2012 they were at the value of $40 billion. The privacy law establishes the way in which law enforcement has access to e-mails or other form of digital messages.

In order to carry on the attempt of reintroducing the electronic-privacy law in 2013, the senator Leahy held he’ll stay on the magistrates committee chairman.

The president of the FBI Agents Association, Motyka informed that this law modifies the policies but it didn’t offer compensation and emphasized that this rule is going to make things complicated.

Since 2010, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has belonged to an alliance, named Digital Due Process with the purpose to try to find changes to the confidentiality law.

The coalition’s members incorporate: the American Civil Liberties Union, Facebook Inc. (NSDAQ:FB), AMZN and Microsoft.

Calabrese, the ACLU legislative counsel expressed that it’s vital to obtain some privileges “in the online world” as well as “in the offline world”.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) used up $16.5 million on lobbying in 2012, up from the value of $9.7 million a year before.

In January 23, according to a report seems that the U.S. completed the most requirements for Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) user information among governments in late 2012.

While the law enables the government to oblige service suppliers to change some digital information, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) claims a search warrant before disclosing an e-mail text, personal videos or blog posts.

The shares of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) were down by 0.39% to close at $750.73. The shares of Facebook Inc. (NSDAQ:FB) shares were up by 2.95% to close at $32.47.


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