When Google announced it was simplifying (but not substantively changing) its privacy policies, a lot of people thought this might be a good idea. But not everyone. Nick Bilton of the New York Times reports:
….. In a post on Google’s company blog, Mike Yang, associate general counsel at Google, said the new policies would take effect on Oct. 3.
Mr. Yang was careful to note that it was the language and presentation that would be changing, not the privacy practices of the company, as part of an effort to make the policies “more transparent and understandable.”
Google has come under fire recently for the way it collects data on its users. On Thursday a consumer watchdog group released videos that accused the company of taking advantage of customers’ information and not allowing them to opt out of Google’s data collection online.
Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said in an e-mail that these changes may not be good for Google users.
Read more in the New York Times.