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Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR

Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR

Google now has a GitHub project which aims to make it easy for seamless transfer of your data from Google to another provider. This is so it complies with GDPR rules which require companies to get consent from parents to process their children's data in certain circumstances. It also allows you to block apps, track screen time and remotely lock your child's device.

Google announced a number of updates across its platforms that will help it comply with the upcoming EU GDPR regulations. We've been working with them to prepare for May 25, consulting with regulators, civil society groups, academics, industry groups and others.

What is likely to be of interest to marketers is that the process of managing advertising preferences or muting certain ads entirely will be more streamlined for consumers, with Google saying it has plans to "further simplify the look and feel of these tools in the coming months". 21% of respondents said they are not now preparing for the GDPR, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. As such, many companies are reformatting or in some cases rewriting their policies to bring them into compliance with the new law.

If you visit Google's privacy policy page, you'll notice it is simple, colorful, and filled with many helpful videos.

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As part of our GDPR compliances efforts, we've improved both the controls and the clarity of information in My Account so that people are better informed about how and why their data is collected. Across the company, we have dedicated teams of engineers and compliance experts who work in full-time privacy roles, ensuring that no Google product launches without a comprehensive privacy review.

Despite the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being widely publicised, it appears that many organisations in the sector are not yet prepared to meet its requirements.

"As we evolve our products over time, we'll continue to improve our Privacy Program and the protections we offer to users", the post stated. Our ambition is to have the highest possible standards of data security and privacy, and to put our users and partners in control.


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