30 Jan '12, 10pm

Google Responds to Privacy Policy Backlash: Don't Log In

Google was on the hot seat as online privacy concerns swirled in Washington, D.C., where the Data Privacy Day event was held last Thursday. A group of lawmakers sent Google CEO Larry Page a letter requesting responses to several detailed questions about changes the company made to its privacy policies on January 24. Google last week announced that starting March 1, more than 60 privacy policies associated with its various platforms and services will be boiled down to one simpler policy. Through the consolidation, cross-platform data tracking that already exists for Google is made more transparent. "In short, we'll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience," wrote Alma Whitten, director of privacy, product and engineering at Google in the initial post introducing the policy changes. The changes are intend...

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