Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136 #00036 

Submission Number:
00036 
Commenter:
 Gupta
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136

It is very difficult to understand, from Google's policies, how long they hold information, what information they hold, what they use it for, and how they share it with others. Further, it seems clear that they have the ability to "deanonymize" sources and do so regularly well beyond the point where they say they keep user-specific information. Given their practices, it should be required that one be able to specifically disable tracking and tracing of requests to their various services on a request, session or ongoing basis. This capability needs to be enforced without use of cookies, since anyone concerned about privacy has to disable persistent cookies on their machine.