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Before I descend into the detail, could I ask you some broad questions about Google's approach to privacy in principle? Can I start with a document which is at tab 21 of the bundle. It's an article in a publication called The Register, which was published on 7 December 2009. I think I need only read the headline. It quotes the Google chief executive officer, Mr Eric Schmidt, with the summary:

"Only miscreants worry about net privacy."

The quotation being:

"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

Can I ask, is that representative of Google's approach to privacy in principle?

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