January 26, 2012 / 8:28 PM / in 6 years

House lawmakers seek Google answers on privacy policy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked Google Inc on Thursday to provide answers about recent changes to the search engine’s privacy policy.

<p>A Google carpet is seen at the entrance of the new headquarters of Google France before its official inauguration in Paris December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jacques Brinon/Pool</p>

In a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page, the lawmakers said the company’s announcement “raises questions about whether consumers can opt-out of the new data sharing system either globally or on a product-by-product basis.”

Reporting By Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bernard Orr

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