“The private lives of young people are now so well documented on the internet that many will have to change their names on reaching adulthood, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has claimed.

“I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” Mr Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal.

The 55-year-old also predicted that in the future, Google will know so much about its users that the search engine will be able to help them plan their lives.

Earlier this year, Google was condemned by the privacy watchdogs of 10 countries for showing a “disappointing disregard” for safeguarding private information of its users.”

From Telegraph.co.uk