Google Execs to Testify on DoubleClick Deal

They face questions on effects the proposed DoubleClick takeover could have on consumer privacy.
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Already facing antitrust reviews, Google executives are now being called to testify before the House and Senate about the impact

the proposed takeover could have on consumer privacy,

The Wall Street Journal

reported Wednesday.

"There is widespread concern about the proposed merger," Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.), chairman of the House consumer protection panel, wrote in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, according to the



The deal could have a "potentially enormous impact on consumer privacy," Rush said.

Google has repeatedly said that it remains undecided about whether it would tie together user data about search with display ad results.

The company has also said that it will treat the data that DoubleClick collects about advertising rates and frequency on various Internet properties as confidential.

Shares of Google were up 87 cents to $550.37 in recent after-hours trade.