Google dodges questions about China during Senate privacy hearing

 | Jillian D'Onfro 09/27/2018 12:18 PM MDT
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Google's chief privacy officer Keith Enright dodged multiple questions about the company's plans to launch a censored search app in China during a senate hearing on data privacy on Wednesday.

Senators pressed Enright on how Google's policies on protecting user privacy would square with details that have leaked out about a proposed Chinese search app, including that it was designed to link users' searches to their personal phone numbers.

In response to a question from Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Enright echoed comments previously made internally by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.