Google's newest high-tech geek gear, otherwise known as Google Glass, is going to be the subject of discussion at a meeting between company officials and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.
Worried about the privacy implications of the new glasses-with-computer-and-camera technology, Jepsen sent Google a letter with a whole bunch of questions attached.
A spokeswoman for Jepsen's office says the Internet/computer giant responded by telephone and that a meeting is now being scheduled.
Those questions of Jepsen's include:
- Will Google Glass be able to use facial identification software to find out the identity, etc. of the person a Glass-wearer is looking at?
- How is Google going to "minimize privacy intrusions" of its new technology?
- What kind of personal data will be stored on the devices and what happens to it if the Google Glass is stolen?
"Despite mounting concern among privacy advocates," Jepsen wrote in his Google letter, "there is very little available information regarding the types of data that will be collected through this technology from either users or non-users. Nor... has Google yet publicly revealed whether or how it intends to disclose privacy risks, obtain consent for the collection of data or otherwise minimize or address issues."
Ya know, Jepsen is beginning to sound a lot like his very active and publicity loving predessessor as Connecticut AG. You remember the dude - Dick Blumenthal? Ended up as a U.S. Senator or something.