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We need language to decide what we mean by “privacy” first: Google sees urgent need for global privacy rules

National regulators need to agree on a basic set of global privacy protections for the Internet within the next five years, a senior executive with Google said Monday.

Peter Fleischer, the companys global privacy counsel, said three quarters of countries had no Internet privacy standards at a time when the amount of sensitive personal and financial data on the Web was soaring.

Google–itself criticized for the threat it poses to personal privacy–says the companys business agenda, the world economy and the Internet could suffer unless more is done to ensure basic privacy on the Web.