European Data Protection Digest

Google Revises Privacy Policy, Regulators Take Note

ONLINE PRIVACY

January 27, 2012

The Wall Street Journal reports on Google's revisions to its privacy policy, suggesting the changes could make it more difficult for online users to remain anonymous. The new policy indicates Google's decision to start combining the information it collects on an individual user to provide better services to customers, according to the company. "We'll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience," said Alma Whitten, director of privacy. The changes take effect March 1. Regulators in Ireland, France and elsewhere have taken note, Bloomberg reports. Deputy Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland, Gary Davis, said his agency will further assess "the implications of the changes." (Registration may be required to access this story).
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