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Google Execs Questioned by UK MPs over Privacy, Takedown Policy

Web search giant Google was subject to severe criticism by the UK authorities for not taking appropriate measures to remove the images from the Max Mosley orgy video.

Google was earlier alleged for not making endeavours to take down the images and executives from the search engine giant did not have a choice but to face a bitter question hour session from the MPs.

It was the vice president of Google communications and Public Affairs, David-John Collins, accompanied by the legal director and associate general counsel for Google, Daphne Keller who took the responsibility of confronting the raging allegations from the government officials reported The Guardian.

Apparently, the agonizing discussion went on for hours and the joint MPs and peers on joint committee kept on pricking the executives on the blunder they had done.

The Google officials apparently found it a bit difficult to cover evidences which pointed towards their shallow approach to address users' privacy concerns. This became vivid when they faced a criticism from Max Mosley who presented evidence to the government committee in December that it had failed to take down images from an orgy video released online by News of the world.

But, Google executives seemed not at all discouraged as Keller revealed that Google complied with the gravity of the situation by removing the URLs of hundreds of web pages that carried images from the Mosley video.