Thursday, July 3, 2008

A privacy link on

Google values our users' privacy first and foremost. Trust is the basis of everything we do, so we want users to be familiar and comfortable with the integrity and care we give their personal data.

So, today, we're making a homepage change by adding a link to our privacy overview and policies. We added this link both to our homepage and to our results page to make it easier for users to find information about our privacy principles. The new "Privacy" link goes to our privacy center, which was revamped earlier this year to be more straightforward and approachable with videos and a non-legalese "Privacy Overview" to make sure users understand in basic terms what Google does, doesn't, will, and won't do in regard their personal information.

You can read more about it on the Official Google Blog.


Gordon Wendt said...

Out of curiosity does this privacy page note that the U.S. Government may at any time ask for any of your information for the stupidest reasons in regards to something that doesn't involve you other than the fact that you use google (and by extension almost automatically have a youtube account now)?

Andrew said...

I know Googl takes privacy seriously, and I know Google has defended its data in the past.

But will Google fight Viacom's victory all the way to the supreme court?

If so, the sooner you shout it from the rooftops, the better.

pando said...

Very Alice in Wonderland when your seed money came from In-Q-Tel, the VC arm of the CIA and your executives are all former NSA, FBI and DOJ employees.

"Google records information such as account activity (including storage usage, number of log-ins), data displayed or clicked on (including UI elements, ads, links); and other log information (including browser type, IP-address, date and time of access, cookie ID, and referrer URL)."

Where's the part about your never deleting anything? Your as EVIL as M$.

Prince said...

I´m glad to hear this news. It totally necesary to get in touch with the people that require this kind of information. All users should read this privacy terms.

Daniel Monastersky
Privacy Attorney at Law
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digital said...

Google and AT&T are 2 companies who have done more to violate existing law by cooperating with Mr. Bush's illegal spying efforts while giving its loyal customers the middle finger. And its not simply cooperation, it's a grand scheme to develop systems to enable widespread surveillance of the American populace. If I could push a button right now, it would cause the round up and imprisonment of these companies CEO's and institute any such further cooperation a felony punishable by immediate firing squad.