Quotes

"The ultimate reason for you not to be too worried about us is that we depend on, at some basic level, your trust," he says. "And if there were a data breach at Google involving anyone, it would immediately become front page news all around the world, and millions of people would say: screw that, we're going to go use Bing." "So ultimately … in a competitive market, the competition, plus the regulations, plus the fear of regulations, plus the serious threat of civil and criminal penalties -- which are, in fact, often applied to CEOs and chairmen -- are your best defense." Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, per Inc. Magazine, 12-18-14

"It is possible to build a culture around innovation. It is possible to build a culture around leadership. And it is possible to build a culture around optimism. Google is an example, but by no means the only example, of a culture that can be built based on relatively scalable principles. We could run our country this way. We could run the world this way." Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, told the Economic Club of Washington, 6-9-08, per the LA Times

“Google has put their profits ahead of the safety of children and families and this office will continue to fight them with all the expertise at our disposal in an effort to protect the people of Mississippi,” said Mississippi State Attorney General, Jim Hood, in a statement provided to the New York Times, 12-16-14;

“It is our firm belief that Google should not be the arbiter of what is and is not legal on the web — that is for courts and government to decide,” said Kent Walker, Google’s General Counsel, per an email, the New York Times obtained from an open records request, per the New York Times, 12-16-14;

“These guys have profited from illegal activity that they promoted in their search engines for years. There is a culture at Google of sell anything to anyone. By no means do they wear the white hat in this debate,” Nebraska State Attorney General Jon Bruning told the New York Times, 12-16-14;

“Because we’re so heavily criticized and so heavily scrutinized, if we were to make a mistake and release such a product it would be a real disaster to the company," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Cato Institute conference, per The Hill, 12-12-14

“I today believe that if you have important information, the safest place to keep it is in Google and I can assure the safest place to not keep it is anywhere else.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Cato Institute conference, per The Hill, 12-12-14;

“We do need to retain a certain amount of information for our systems to work, but unlike many others we make it very easy for you to delete that, mask it or avoid it entirely," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Cato Institute conference, per The Hill, 12-12-14;

“we’re so heavily criticized and so heavily scrutinized” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Cato Institute conference, per The Hill, 12-12-14;

“Google has worked very hard to improve your privacy," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Cato Institute conference, per The Hill, 12-12-14;