Watchdog Demands Records From Google, DOJ Exec

Law360, New York (February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Worried about Google Inc.'s hiring of the U.S. Department of Justice's former top privacy official, the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the government agency on Tuesday, demanding information about communications between the search engine and its new employee.

The EFF, a digital rights advocacy group, said Jane C. Horvath may have talked to Google about information privacy issues before joining the company.

Horvath was named the DOJ's first chief privacy and civil liberties officer in February 2006. Around that time, the DOJ subpoenaed Google, requesting the text...
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