US lawmakers add pressure to Google over China plans

(Reuters) – A bipartisan group of 16 US lawmakers asked Google on Thursday if it would comply with China’s internet censorship and surveillance policies should it re-enter the Chinese search engine market. The questioning added to the pressure on Google to disclose precautions it would take to protect the safety of its users if Chinese regulators allow its search engine to operate. More than 1,000 Google employees, six US senators and at least fourteen human rights groups have written to the company expressing concern about its China ambitions. The company could face questions about China when it testifies on privacy issues before a Senate panel on Sept. 26. He wrote on Twitter that Google had worked with China and Russia on censorship but no longer wanted to do a technology deal with the US Defense Department.

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