Google Defends Controversial Change In Privacy Policy In Front Of US Congress

Google’s upcoming changes to privacy policy raised concern among Congressional representatives. The Internet giant that shapes our daily interaction with the web had to explain that these changes are not going to affect the public and the users will be able to control their personal data and the amount of ads that are going to be delivered to them.

The situation is generated by Google’s announce dated last week that starting on March 1st, the company will release an unified privacy policy for all its products. Apparently, Google will be able to “combine personal information” across the company’s large array of products and services. The announcement came at the time with some reassuring from the company’s officials. “We’re not collecting more data about you.

Our new policy simply makes it clear that we use data to refine and improve your experience on Google–whichever products or services you use.” Google representative left no room for further explanations. “This is something we have already been doing for a long time. We’re making things simpler and we’re trying to be upfront about it. Period.”

However, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and other Congressional representatives asked for more details to make sure that the public’s rights will be respected. The members of Congress wanted to make sure that consumers will be able to opt out of data collection. Google’s response reassured that the consolidated privacy policy will offer this option.


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