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Google says data is more like sunlight than oil, just 1 day after being fined $57 million over its privacy and consent practices

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Google says data is more like sunlight than oil, just 1 day after being fined $57 million over its privacy and consent practices· *Google's chief financial officer Ruth Porat said data is more like sunlight than oil.*
· *It's an upbeat twist on the phrase 'data is the new oil', which implies information is finite.*
· *Porat said Google was using data for positive developments, like diagnosing breast cancer.*
· *Her comments at the World Economic...
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Google's chief financial officer Ruth Porat said data is more like sunlight than oil. It's an upbeat twist on the phrase 'data is the new oil', which implies information is finite. Her comments at the World Economic Forum come a day after Google was hit with a $57 million fine by French authorities...

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