The attorneys general sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, requesting a meeting by today, The Washington Post reports. Among the attorneys' main concerns: The policy seems to "invade consumer privacy," and fails to let users opt out, their letter says.
"The invasion of privacy will be costly for many users to escape," and could hit businesses and government agencies especially hard, the letter from the National Association of Attorneys General states.
"The problem is compounded for the many federal, state, and local government agencies that have transitioned to Google Apps for Government at the encouragement of your company," the letter states. Public agencies may need to ditch Google due to privacy concerns, and taxpayers may end up footing the bill.
- Letter to Google CEO Larry Page (National Association of Attorneys General)
- Google Buzz Settlement: Privacy Audits For 20 Years (FindLaw's Technologist)