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Not So Fast on the Use of Google Glass in Britain

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  LONDON – For tech-savvy Britons, the debut in this country of Google’s Glass headset on Monday was greeted with much fanfare. Yet less than a week since the release, the device has run into potential trouble with Britain’s tough data protection rules. The headset, which retails at about $1,700 compared to $1,000 in the United States, lets users stream online information like emails and map instructions onto a lens screen and take pictures and video of others around them. In a blog post, Andrew Paterson, the senior technology officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, the British data regulator, said that...

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