By Jemima Kiss
Senator Joe Barton, who co-founded the congressional bi-partisan privacy caucus, sent a detailed letter of concern to Google in May asking the company to clarify how Glass users’ data would be protected, as well as the privacy of non-users who could be identified through technology including facial recognition.
In a lengthy reply, Google’s vice-president of public policy and government relations, Susan Molinari, emphasised that Glass is in a trial phase, that there are no plans for facial recognition to be introduced and that existing privacy policies will protect users and non-users.
Barton was not impressed, releasing the following statement on Monday night: “I am disappointed in the responses we received from Google. There were questions that were not adequately answered and some not answered at all.