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Offline Jay9

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Google agrees privacy policy changes with data watchdog
« on: 30 January 2015, 16:39:06 »
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Google has agreed to rewrite its privacy policy after pressure from the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

The firm must make it easier for users to find out how their data is collected and what it is used for and submit to a two-year review.

The deal follows an investigation by the regulator. Similar reviews are continuing elsewhere in Europe.

It is understood that Google will seek to strike a similar deal with other European regulators.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found that Google was "too vague when describing how it uses personal data gathered from its web services and products".
Investigation

The regulator - along with its continental counterparts - began looking into the Mountain View firm after its controversial privacy policy update in March 2012, which combined 70 existing documents.

It was joined by other data regulators, which form the European Article 29 Data Protection Working Party.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31059874

opps! sorry   thanks Thomas :)

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Re: Google agrees privacy policy changes with data watchdog
« Reply #1 on: 30 January 2015, 16:52:59 »
Jay wrong link

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Re: Google agrees privacy policy changes with data watchdog
« Reply #2 on: 30 January 2015, 18:12:04 »
doesn't matter what Google has agreed to,what they say they will do and actually do are completely different things,if you read their current T&C's when you sign with them,for any of their services ,you basically give them permission to do whatever they want with any info they have on you

 

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