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Debate over Google e-mail proposal is delayed by L.A. Council committee

July 21, 2009 |  3:53 pm

A three-member panel of the Los Angeles City Council delayed a debate today on a plan to make Google its e-mail provider by the end of the year.

Councilman Tony Cardenas, who heads the Information Technology and General Services Committee, said his panel would take up the proposed $7.25-million contract in two weeks.

The contract has come under fire from privacy advocates, who said they fear that Google would not provide sufficient protection for confidential documents. Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department also have voiced concerns that arrest records would not receive adequate protection.

-- David Zahniser at L.A. City Hall