Google first confirmed the existence of the Dragonfly program for returning to China
Google has secretly planned to return to China, but Google has not made a statement on the Dragonfly plan circulating in the market. But at a recent hearing, Google Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright confirmed for the first time that the Dragonfly program existed, but when asked about the specific content, he did not disclose more details.
It is understood that this hearing mainly involves issues related to consumer data privacy protection. Amazon, Google, Apple, AT&T, and other companies attended the conference. For comments about Enright, Google issued an official statement to VentureBeat. According to the report, Google has been committed to exploring China for many years, including Android development, Google Maps to Google Translate and File Go. But the work that Google does is exploratory.
Jack Poulson, a former senior research scientist at Google, wrote “Dragonfly is part of a broad pattern of unaccountable decision making across the tech industry. I would hope that The Committee would help protect the environment needed for future whistleblowers by taking steps to guarantee ethical transparency across Silicon Valley.”
At present, Google only admits that the plan exists, but has not made more statements on specific details.