29 May 2019

Google boss says it should do more on privacy and extreme content

Economics Correspondent

It is one of the world’s biggest companies and a household name. But Google has also attracted plenty of criticism: over its tax affairs, how it controls extremist content, and how it uses the data it collects on its users.

Now, Google’s UK boss has told this programme he accepts that the reputation of the tech sector, including his own company, has been tarred by how they handle their customers’ privacy.

In a rare interview, Ronan Harris admits Google has to show leadership and do more, but he still thinks it’s a force for good.