Google Launches New Version of Privacy Dashboard (My Account) & Launches Privacy.google.com
Note: The new Google Privacy Dashboard replaces the companies first dashboard site that launched in November, 2009.
This dashboard allows users to download or remove data Google stores that’s related to their account(s) (for example, you can turn off the web history function (on by default) that records and stores every Google search you run and/or delete the archive that’s ).
From Today’s Google Blog Post:
Today, we’re rolling out two significant improvements to our privacy and security tools: a new hub for managing your Google settings called My Account, and a new site that answers important questions about privacy and security on Google.
Privacy and security are two sides of the same coin: if your information isn’t secure, it certainly can’t be private. My Account gives you quick access to the settings and tools that help you safeguard your data, protect your privacy, and decide what information is used to make Google services work better for you. It also provides more context to help you understand your options and make the right choices for you.
We listen to feedback from people around the world to better understand their concerns about privacy and security. In addition to My Account, we want to help people find answers to common questions on these topics, such as: “What data does Google collect? What does Google do with the data it collects? What tools do I have to control my Google experience?”
Our new site, privacy.google.com, candidly answers these questions, and more. We also explain how we show relevant ads without selling your personal information, how encryption and spam filtering help keep your data safe, and how your information helps customize your experience on Google.
Read the Complete Google Blog Post
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