Google Glass hype doesn't crowd out privacy concerns

By Matt Klinger

The hype over Google Glass continues to build as the company looks to expand its Explorers testing program and reportedly has moored a barge in San Francisco bay to market the product.  

Meanwhile, concern over the privacy implications of Glass do not appear to have abated following Google's response to questions from nine foreign data privacy commissioners in June.  Articles discussing the privacy concerns Glass raises appeared in the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, India, and elsewhere in the last month alone. 

While the U.S. Federal Trade Commission did not join in the June letter, it is considering the privacy implications of wearable technology like Google Glass, and is hosting a workshop on the "Internet of things" next month.  

GJIL would be happy to try Glass out for itself and develop its own opinion. Here's to hoping Google reads the Summit.