Google offers an unusually clear view of how it manages user data ahead of GDPR


With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation set to go into effect on May 25th, services across the board are updating their policies to comply with the new privacy rules — and today, Google joined the crowd. In a post today, the company laid out a new privacy policy detailing exactly how and why Google collects the data that powers its various products.

While there are no significant changes in services or permissions, Google’s new language is notably less dense than its current policy, and intended to comply with the GDPR’s requirement for “clear and transparent notice” of how data will be used. The policy has also been augmented with explanatory videos and illustrations, because, as Google admits, “a visual description can be easier to understand than text alone.” The result is an unusually clear view of how Google manages user data.

Source – TheVerge


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