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Google’s not happy with Sweden’s new laws May 31, 2007

Posted by Al in : Internet,politics , trackback

Sweden, always considered as a very liberal and fair country, has recently attempted to implement a law that would allow it’s various defence and police agencies to monitor all email and voice traffic within the country. Google has turned around and said that if this law is enacted, then it would withdraw it’s presence from the country and ensure that it never sets up any servers within Sweden whilst the law is in place. That’s actually quite an admirable stance for a company to take, especially when it has the leverage of being the biggest player in the Internet market today. Whether a state should allow it’s policy to be run by a large corporation is another question: I mean, look what that has done to the USA!


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