Google CEO: You can take your data if you want
November 10th, 2006

(Via Download Squad)

Network World reports that Google CEO Eric Schmidt has declared his company’s commitment to protecting the rights of individuals to take their data to competing services — a reassuring move from a company that stores the personal and professional data of so many people:

If you look at the historical large company behavior, they ultimately do things to protect their business practices or monopoly or what have you, against the choice of the users,” he said. “The more we can, for example, let users move their data around, never trap the data of an end user, let them move it if they don’t like us, the better.

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