The Google Governance Campaign has started a petition calling on Virgin Atlantic NOT to continue with its trial of Google Glass, the snoopy spectacles that gather your data for Google, at London’s Heathrow Airport.

We firmly oppose Google Glass.  It is intrusive, unnecessary and of profound concern given Google’s previous behaviour on privacy.  Allowing it s stream of visual data is a step too far, particularly as capturing will be done without the consent of observed persons.  Why a reputable organisation like Google would want its staff using such intrusive gadgets is incomprehensible.  We can only presume they think it’s ‘cool’ but haven’t thought through the privacy consequences.

We are not calling for a boycott of Virgin Atlantic.  We are simply asking it to understand this is a step in the wrong direction.  Join use by signing the petition