Last week I had a bit of a moan about Google, it’s seeming lack of direction, the apathy surround Buzz and wondered about the privacy implications of its priority inbox.
By one of those strange quirks of fate I have just picked up a piece on Google’s own blog about how it was stripping out some of the legalese crap from its privacy police to try and make things easier for the man in the street to see what the heck is going on when Google processes your data. Google isn’t changing any of its privacy practices; they just want to make its policies more transparent and understandable. As a first step, they’re making two types of improvements.
To quote from the Google blog:
Our updated privacy policies still might not be your top choice for beach reading (I am, after all, still a lawyer), but hopefully you’ll find the improvements to be a step in the right direction.”
Has the new policy made any more sense to you?