Congressman Barton’s Squeaky Wheel Gets Google Grease

Mere days after Congressman Joe Barton sent a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, complaining that Google was giving him the cold shoulder, relations have warmed between the two. According to Adam Kovacevich, Google’s Sr. Manager, Global Communications and Public Affairs, the firm met with Barton’s staffers all day Wednesday at the famed Mountain View headquarters for a talk on Google products and privacy policies.

As for the extensive set of detailed questions Barton submitted to “Dr. Schmidt” regarding Google’s collection, storage and usage of data, Kovacevich told me the Congressman has given the firm some leeway beyond the original December 18 deadline.

Stay tuned!

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