Analyst: Google Culture Hostile to Privacy

The company is receiving criticism from the EU to Korea and even in America over changes to its privacy policy


A respected global privacy expert said Thursday that U.S.-based search giant Google is the "No. 1" global privacy problem because Google's culture is demonstrably hostile to privacy.

At a forum organized by The Korean Council on the Protection of Personal Information (KCPPI) held at a Seoul hotel, Scott Cleland, the author of "Search & Destroy: Why You Can't Trust Google Inc.," strongly criticized the U.S. tech giant for its forced integrated privacy policy, saying that the policy pushes the world towards lowest common denominator privacy standards.