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Google Privacy Policy Changes To Support Data-Sharing

The three key features will be focused around cross-product data usage, personalization and collaboration.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
Piers Fawkes, PSFK on January 26, 2012. @piers_fawkes

Amid a lot of discussion about the overt use of personal data in its search engine results, Google appears to have responded by emailing its users today with an outline of new privacy policies. The new privacy policy which will come into effect on March 1 will supercede what the tech company says is 60 policies spread across its sites. The three key features will be focused around cross-product data usage, personalization and sharing. The email says:

Easy to work across Google
Our new policy reflects a single product experience that does what you need, when you want it to. Whether reading an email that reminds you to schedule a family get-together or finding a favorite video that you want to share, we want to ensure you can move across Gmail, Calendar, Search, YouTube, or whatever your life calls for with ease.

Easy to work across Google
Our new policy reflects a single product experience that does what you need, when you want it to. Whether reading an email that reminds you to schedule a family get-together or finding a favorite video that you want to share, we want to ensure you can move across Gmail, Calendar, Search, YouTube, or whatever your life calls for with ease.

Easy to work across Google
Our new policy reflects a single product experience that does what you need, when you want it to. Whether reading an email that reminds you to schedule a family get-together or finding a favorite video that you want to share, we want to ensure you can move across Gmail, Calendar, Search, YouTube, or whatever your life calls for with ease.

Google ends the email by saying that its privacy principles are unchanged and that their goal is to provide the user with as much transparency and choice as possible, “through products like Google Dashboard and Ads Preferences Manager, alongside other tools.”

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