Google Responds to the Criticism to their New Privacy Policy

Posted by: Barry on February 9th, 2012
In Internet Marketing

Google recently decided to consolidate the privacy policy of its various services into one. The main reason for this move was to give a simpler and seamless internet experience to its customers. However, many people have not been quite happy with this move. In fact, some law makers have sent a letter asking Google for response to the queries posed by them on the policy change.

Google had earlier said that by unifying the policies, they will be able to use and share data from one service for the other. Basically, every user will be treated as a single entity across all the products offered by Google. The information that you give to Google+ can be used in personalized search results.

A lot of legislators, advocates, and the Federal Trade Commission believe that Google is trying to provide its customers a better service by consolidating the policies. But not everyone has taken as kindly to the changes. Many of the users have also asked about the data which the company will track and how will this data be used and protected by Google. They also feel that a customer should be able to opt out of any data gathering phase.

Google’s response will come on 16th February, but it has said that users can easily opt out of data gathering through various methods, like not signing in when searching. Even if you are signed in you can use the incognito window in Chrome. Or you could switch off the search history and change Gmail chat to off the record.

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