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    by which

    Dear teachers,

    Could you explain to me why use "by which" in the following sentence? Thank you

    "Google worried privacy advocates by unveiling a new policy by which it will share usersí data among its websites"

    Thank you

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    Re: by which

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you explain to me why use "by which" was used in the following sentence? Thank you.

    "Google worried privacy advocates by unveiling a new policy by which it will share users’ data among its websites"

    Thank you.
    The new privacy policy is the method by which Google will share data.
    Google will share data by using its new privacy policy.
    Google will share data by way of its new privacy policy.

    Thank you for saying "thank you" twice! However, you needed a full stop after it each time.

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    Re: by which

    This sort of 'by which' is often used by corporate lawyers trying to justify their clients' misbehaviour. It probably means 'according to which it is permissible to'.

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