Blackburn Questions Google's Motives on Privacy

Statement

By:  Marsha Blackburn
Date: Jan. 26, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) today joined a bipartisan group of House lawmakers in a letter to Google demanding answers about the company's latest shift in the application of their privacy policy for American consumers. Blackburn issued the following statement:

"After all the controversies Google has become entangled, the question people keep asking is -- how can we ever begin to trust Google? I've always said private industry needs to take the lead in providing consumer choice and transparency before big government rushes in to regulate. But Google's move to eradicate consumer choice all together across their various platforms raises additional questions about how the company's monopoly power might hurt competition and how their action might unilaterally and unnecessarily invite even broader government regulations on everyone else."