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By Clint Boulton
The European Union's privacy watchdogs can be pretty harsh when it comes to Web services that collect a lot of data.
With all the privacy concerns (and antitrust questions) surrounding the Google Book Search settlement, I was slightly surprised to see Viviane Reding, the EU commissioner for Information Society and Media, back the Google Books deal.
In case you have been hiding under a rock, or just not reading the coverage on eWEEK, Google Watch and other high-tech news sites, Google Book Search is the search giant's effort to scan the world's books online and let users access them for fees.