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Digital Citizens Alliance: “Google’s Actions Have Killed the Era of Internet Self-Regulation”

Published Monday, September 9, 2019

Washington, DC – States’ Attorneys General today announced an investigation into Google’s business practices. Digital Citizens Alliance Executive Director Tom Galvin made the following remarks about the announcement:

“Google makes tens of billions of dollars by harvesting personal information and tracking the online habits of Americans. Thanks to the state attorneys general, we’re about to learn how. We’re going to learn whether Google looks the other way at criminal behavior, whether it undermines small businesses trying to compete, and, how seriously it takes protecting Internet users, especially children, from harm. The answers to those questions will tell us what we need to know about Google and its future. One thing we do know: The era of Internet self-regulation is dead, due to Google’s arrogance and self-dealing.”

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