Last week Google announced that they would be changing their privacy policies over all their different services, with more than 60 different privacy policies being rolled into one policy.
After the announcement Google were contacted by members of the US congress with regard to the new privacy policies, in which the company was asked to respond to a number of questions, you can see Google’s response here.
We’re updating our privacy policies for two reasons:
First, we’re trying to make them simpler and more understandable, which is something that lawmakers and regulators have asked technology companies to do. By folding more than 60 product-specific privacy policies into our main Google one, we’re explaining our privacy commitments to users of those products in 85% fewer words.
Second, we want to make our users’ experience seamless and easy by allowing more sharing of information among products when users are signed into their Google Accounts. In other words, we want to make more of your information available to you when you’re signed into Google services.
Google has said that the new privacy policies, which will be introduced on the 1st of March does not change Google’s privacy controls, you can find out more information over at the Google Blog.
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