Google Updates Privacy in Front of Both EU's GDPR Establish


It's also worth heading over to the Activity Controls section to review and manage the activity data Google is saving with your account.

Google has set out the details of its updated privacy policy and explained the reasons behind its collection of user data ahead of entry into force of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May.

PSNC referenced a blog from information commissioner Elizabeth Denham in which she said: "If you can demonstrate that you have the appropriate systems and thinking in place, you will find the ICO to be a proactive and pragmatic regulator aware of business needs and the real world". And we've made it easier to jump to your privacy settings directly from the policy, helping you make choices about your privacy.

Google announced today that Google Cloud Platform is ready for the GDPR. Additionally, there are new features that enable you to take better control of your Google data. There are three Google Home devices to choose from with the Google Home, Google Home Mini, and ...

Privacy-wise, Google has a leg up over most companies, as users are motivated to opt into things like location and search history to get the most out of products like Maps and YouTube. Google says that "explanatory videos and illustrations" are helpful because they "can be easier to understand than text alone".

Although we're taking these steps to make our Privacy Policy easier to understand, it's important to note that nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed.

Being able to download and transfer copies of your data is another big point for the GDPR, and Google's addressing this head on, too. You can now download your info from even more Google services (the company does not make it clear which ones exactly) and also schedule periodic downloads. Google now has a GitHub project which aims to make it easy for seamless transfer of your data from Google to another provider. The company will also email all Google account holders individually to explain the policy, said Malcolm.