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Schmidt on privacy: I couldn't agree with him more

Eric Schmidt said in a CNBC special recently that "If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place". Does this mean Google doesn't take your privacy seriously? Obviously not.
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive on

Eric Schmidt said in a CNBC special recently that "If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place". Does this mean Google doesn't take your privacy seriously? Obviously not.

Your privacy is important -- and is respected by Google. However, if you are under investigation for something, you should be subject to the law -- and that's something that Google certainly obeys. How is this respecting your privacy, you might ask? Well let's frame this scenario a different way.

If someone committed a crime against you, and the only evidence was sitting in the perpetrator's Gmail account, wouldn't you be glad that under the law, Google can be requested to release information to authorities? I would think the answer is "yes".

Google has stated that your data is secure -- and it is. Not just anybody within Google can access your information -- it's under lock and key, even internally. Only a select few people within the company have access to information -- and I'd think any access is well documented.

What's your take on the situation? If you want to argue against the situation, now's your time to speak! Let's hear what you have to say in the Talk Back.

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