ANZ Dashboard Digest

Shroff: Privacy Policy Changes Are Positive

ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

February 17, 2012

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says Google's privacy policy changes are a move in the right direction but users should check their privacy settings more carefully, COMPUTERWORLD reports. She said it is important "for privacy policies to be readily understandable and as clear as possible. If these changes do that, then that is a good thing for Google users." Shroff added, "Users need to be aware that Google's business model relies on being able to deliver targeted advertising and that user demographic data provides the raw fuel" for this practice. Shroff "will continue to keep track of these changes and the impact they may have on user privacy."
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