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David Drummond

David C. Drummond is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Google. David earned his bachelor's degree in history ... More »David C. Drummond is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Google. David earned his bachelor's degree in history from Santa Clara University and his JD from Stanford Law School. He joined Google in 2002. [ Wikipedia ]

EXCLUSIVE: Google Legal Chief Pushes Back on NSA Spy Program

There is a "serious misperception" about the National Security Agency's PRISM program, Google chief legal officer David Drummond said in an exclusive interview with Fox News. On Tuesday the company pushed back against the layers of secrecy surrounding the agency's alleged blanket ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Google chief legal officer pushes back on NSA spy program

There is a "serious misperception" about the National Security Agency's PRISM program, Google chief legal officer David Drummond said in an exclusive interview with Fox News. On Tuesday the company pushed back against the layers of secrecy surrounding the agency's alleged blanket ...

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More details on Uber's massive funding round The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Fortune followed late last night by reporting that Uber's two new board members will be TPG co-founder David Bonderman and David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer and senior VP of corporate development. * This is by far the largest deal that Google Ventures has ever done, with its ...

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Google is not 'in cahoots with NSA', says chief legal officer

David Drummond said that Google would continue to push to be able to publish more information about secret requests for data. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP Governments must codify regulations on silent data gathering so that users around the world can regain confidence in the use of the ...

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Google’s legal counsel swears on a stack of bibles: “We are not in cahoots with the NSA”

On Wednesday, it stepped up the campaign by offering chief legal officer David Drummond up for a live Q&A hosted by the Guardian. One of the first questions got straight to the point: a user named KhakiSuit asked whether Google’s show of transparency wasn’t just “a face-saving exercise,” ...

Google Says Electronic Snooping by Governments Should be More Difficult

“We want to be sure we’re taking our responsibilities really seriously, protecting our users’ information and being transparent about it,” David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, said in a rare interview. “We want people to know that we are not going to just roll over but we are ...

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Google's legal head calls for better NSA reforms

LONDON: Google chief legal officer David Drummond has called for better NSA reforms, saying that the US needs to change its approach to intelligence to restore public trust in the world wide web. On the revelations regarding the US spy agency's alleged mass surveillance programmes...

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Google: We’re No NSA Stooge and We’ll Prove It If the Feds Let Us

(MORE: Here’s Why Google is Buying Waze, a Red Hot Mobile Traffic App, for $1 Billion ) In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller, Google’s Chief Legal Officer David Drummond asked to be allowed “to publish in our Transparency Report aggregate ...

Google's David Drummond Q&A on NSA Same Denials, a Little More Human

Following a Q&A by NSA document leaker Edward Snowden yesterday, Google chief legal officer David Drummond took a selection of public questions about user data protection today on the Guardian. Whatever you believe about PRISM, you have to admit Drummond is in a bit of a pickle. ...

Google Chairman’s Compensation More Than Doubles in 2013

Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette’s compensation fell to $5.2 million from $38.7 million, and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond received $4.8 million, down from $31.3 million. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc., speaks during the South By Southwest... Read More Eric ...

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Google finance, business chiefs get millions in bonuses

Google Chief Legal Officer and head of Corporate Development David Drummond will receive a $3 million bonus, Google said. Drummond's bonus last year was $3.3 million...

BBC News Google Chief Legal officer 'shocked' at Snowden revelations

David Drummond, Google's Chief Legal officer reveals he was "shocked, surprised and outraged" by Edward Snowden's revelations that the NSA hacked the company's data. Speaking exclusively to the BBC's Mishal Husain, Mr Drummond said: "I think that the government certainly needs to ...

NSA Snooping Scandal: Microsoft Seeks Court Permission to Publish NSA Data Requests

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Robert Mueller, director of the FBI, Google's chief legal officer David Drummond said that company wanted to publish Fisa requests to show customers it had "nothing to hide": "Assertions in the press that our compliance with these requests ...

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Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG

Along with the funding, Google SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond will be joining the board. On Google backing, Kalanick said the company will be looking to connect strategically around product initiatives. Also, the startup will likely lean on Google for ...

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Google Asks U.S. Government For Permission To Publish Aggregate Number Of National Security Requests...

Google is under nondisclosure obligations here, so the details of these requests will likely always be under wraps, but according to a letter its Chief Legal Officer David Drummond sent to the FBI and the Attorney General, the company would like to make at least the number of requests it ...

Exclusive: Uber adds big names to board The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Fortune has learned from multiple sources that David Drummond, Google's ( GOOG ) chief legal officer and senior VP of corporate development, and TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman have agreed to join the Uber board. This would appear to be the first time that Drummond has ...

Daily Report: Google, Facebook and Microsoft Ask to Reveal U.S. Data Requests

On Tuesday, David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, said in an interview on British television that Google hands over the information to the government in person or by using a file-transferring technology called secure FTP. But the companies say they are frustrated that they are ...

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Google pledges fight over government access to users' email

In a blog post on Monday, linked to Data Privacy Day, Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, said the tech giant, in coalition with many other powerful tech companies, will try to convince Congress to update a 1986 privacy protection law. He cited data showing that government ...

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U.S. Tech Firms May Be Feeling Bite From NSA Spying Reports : The Two-Way : NPR

Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, cited Cisco's problems during remarks at a conference Thursday in Washington, D.C., saying his company has the same commercial concerns. Speaking before the World Affairs Councils, Drummond faulted the NSA's handling of the ...

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Google: Here's how we handle government requests about you

As Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond wrote in a blog post today: "It's important for law enforcement agencies to pursue illegal activity and keep the public safe. We're a law-abiding company, and we don't want our services to be used in harmful ways. But it's just as important ...

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