Former Home Secretary and Defence Secretary, Lord Reid, has expressed concerns in the Daily Telegraph about the impact of Google’s stance on the litigation being brought against it by British Safari users.

He fears that Google risks depriving Brits of their rights, encouraging tech giants to move to jurisdictions where they can ignore privacy rights, and threatening national sovereignty, and warns Google to be wary of what it wishes for in ignoring local jurisdictions whilst seeking protection for its intellectual property in those jurisdictions.

This is a thoughtful and helpful commentary from an influential senior politician who clearly understands the risks posed by the Google response to the English action.  Well worth a read.