Saturday, October 15, 2005

Google updates its privacy policy

Thanks to Rob Hyndman for pointing out to me that Google has just updated its privacy policy. Rob notes that it has given notice of the update via the Official Google Blog:

Our ongoing privacy efforts

10/14/2005 04:28:00 PM
Posted by Nicole Wong, Associate General Counsel

We updated our privacy policy today. We know privacy is important to our users, and it's important to us, too. That's why we work hard to let people know how we collect and use personal information to provide our services. A clearly written privacy policy is part of this effort. In this update, most of the terms are the same, but there are two important differences:

First, we created a short, one-page "highlights" notice summarizing our privacy practices. We hope this is easy to digest and understand at a glance. Second, we provided even more detail about our privacy practices in the full-text privacy policy and lots more detail in the accompanying FAQs. The goal of both is to help you make informed choices about using our services.

Designing privacy protection and user choice into Google products is an ongoing effort. Please let us know how we're doing. Permalink

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