Orkut Sharing

Friday, April 25, 2008

Google handed Over User Data

Internet giant Google on Wednesday handed over information of more than 3,000 of its users to a Brazilian Senate panel investigating pedophilia. Felix Ximenes. A set of DVDs containing information on 3,261 users of the company's popular Orkut social-networking service for an investigation into the spread of child pornography on the site. This was done because Brazilian officials had received 50,000 allegations of pedophilia in recent years, and that Orkut was suspected of being an online gathering point for sexual predators of children.


"With the information we have received, we will be able to strike a major blow against the pedophile network acting in the country," said Sen. Demostenes Torres.
"They are exchanging telephone numbers, names of possible victims, the situations in which they live" as well as photos, the senator said.
“ We have the images, the comments of the users and the data of access. We know who accessed and when it accessed ”, it emphasized the director of Communication and Public Subjects of the Google, Felix Ximenes, in meeting of the CPI.

Google representatives met with police, prosecutors and other officials late Wednesday in Sao Paulo to negotiate a wide-ranging deal that would see the US company systematically providing data on suspect Orkut users to Brazilian authorities.

A public relations executive working for Google, Eduardo Vieira, told AFP he believed "the deal would be sealed this week."

He explained that delivering users information across international boundaries was "not simple" for Internet companies such as Google, but stressed that the company had "no problem cooperating with Brazilian justice" on the issue.


Image Source : Mashable
More Details: AFP , Canadianpress

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