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Google Agrees To Rewrite and Clarify Privacy Policy For UK

     
3:52 pm on Jan 30, 2015 (gmt 0)

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This is for the UK only at the moment, but could end up Europe-wide.

That vagueness has persisted since the start. I wonder how it will affect people when they realise what's going on. It's quite possible that most won't even read the policy updates and just accept them.


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".Google Agrees To Rewrite and Clarify Privacy Policy For UK [bbc.co.uk]
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It is ironic that the UK Information Commissioner's Office are using google.com's privacy policy in their own privacy and cookie policy page
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It is ironic that the UK Information Commissioner's Office are using google.com's privacy policy in their own privacy and cookie policy page


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