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Responding to widespread concerns, the government was expected to ask the Japanese unit of Google Inc. Wednesday in writing to handle personal data carefully, a day ahead of the introduction of the U.S. Internet giant’s new privacy policy, sources said.

The new privacy policy will bring together personal data collected from Google’s more than 60 search engines, emails and other services, giving Google unilateral control of all data about the company’s service users, which critics fear could lead to a serious infringement of privacy.

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