The concern is not only for privacy issues – as each site previously had separate privacy policies – but also for identity security as well.
Attorneys General request a meeting with Google.
A meeting has been requested by the Attorneys General with Google to help to protect the privacy concerns of its users. That being said, the private sector still has been quite concerned about the implications of this new policy. According to the Attorneys general, “Consumers may be comfortable with Google knowing their Search queries, but not with it knowing their whereabouts”.
Users in particular who have previously depended upon Google for both business and government services now feel they are in a predicament: to avoid having information shared, operations would have to be removed completely from Google products to new platforms, a potentially very expensive and impractical solution.
Android phone users are dependent upon Google products.
Google, on the other hand, feels that their policy is not a concern.
A task force has been assembled to investigate. For the protection of users, the head of the Data Privacy Task Force, Assistant Attorney General Matthew Fitzsimmons, is working with Associate Attorney General Perry Zinn-Rowthorn on behalf of the Attorney General to look into this serious concern. What do you think about Google’s privacy policies?