Google defends change to privacy policies
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 02/02/2012 17:16
Planned changes to Google Inc's privacy policies that have caught the attention of U.S. lawmakers would not take away the control its customers have over how data is collected and used, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
Google, whose offerings include its flagship search engine, Gmail, YouTube and Google+ products, announced last week that it was unifying 60 of its privacy policies.
"Last week we heard from members of Congress about Google's plans to update our privacy policies by consolidating them into a single document on March 1," said Google direct of public policy Pablo Chavez in a blog post. "Protecting people's privacy is something we think about all day across the company, and we welcome discussions about our approach."