Patrick McGroarty of the Associated Press reports that a German court has ruled that Google must eliminate 10 clauses from its terms of service. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations had argued that the clauses could be interpreted to compromise users’ rights to their own data
Google said in a statement that it removed the clauses, which it described “unfortunately framed,” more than a year ago.
Google spokesman Stefan Keuchel said the terms had already been changed when the court released its decision to clarify that users agree to allow data they upload to be viewed and manipulated only by other users they have explicitly authorized — for instance, through a shared Google document.
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