Google to EU: don’t break the internet

Google took the opportunity at Davos to warn the European Union that their plans to re-vamp privacy laws could “Break the Internet”.

According to this report in the Globe and Mail, David Drummond from Google issued the bleak warning.

By the way there’s an interesting quote from Eric Schmidt as well. He says Google does everything it can do prevent piracy “within the confines of free speech”. I always thought free speech was a freedom, not a restriction, but it seems not. Now it’s a confining thing, a limit on Google’s ability to deliver on its goal of preventing piracy (or at least stopping piracy being “prominent” in search results).

How odd.

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