... ensuring security and privacy of customer data is.
I always thought that the stupidest things that Eric Schmidt ever did were all those blase comments about how we had to learn to live without privacy, etc. (check google for eric schmidt quotes).
I'm not saying that they don't care about these issues, but in the past they have sounded like they don't care.
I reckon that they should instead make security and privacy of data their top priority, and let their customers know about it too (instead of the opposite) - so this "red team" sounds like a good idea.
They should write it into their company constitution and make it clear in their contract with their users.
We all know that google will track our internet use to improve our search results/target their ads, so we need to trust them that this data is not misused, right?
I'm surprised they don't push more that concept of "data untouched by human hand", as I think a lot of people are quite comfortable with that.
So I reckon they need to make sure that we know we can trust them, and people won't fully embrace their range of products unless there is trust there, but once you commit (yourself and your data) to the google product range you are likely to remain a loyal user/customer.