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Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

11 May 2018, 10:12 | Jodi Jackson

Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

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"And we've made it easier to jump to your privacy settings directly from the policy, helping you make choices about your privacy", the executive wrote.

The firm hasn't announced any sweeping changes to its data policies, instead like Facebook it's seeking to improve "user transparency" by giving people more explicit tools to manage their own data.

The refreshed policy will be rolled out ahead of the introduction of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gives greater power to users to control how their personal data is used.

There are also new tools to better control your data and how Google uses that data. The company updated its data processing terms for G Suite and Google Cloud Platform for those customers. There are three Google Home devices to choose from with the Google Home, Google Home Mini, and ...

As part of this, Google makes it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don't want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future ...

The social media giant said it was also making its privacy policy "visually clear and easy to use", and would make a plain text version of it available for users to download.

Something that did change is how much control you now have over your data. Google ensures the data portability with a data export feature.

Google has announced the nominees for the third annual Google Play Awards, and the shortlist is a who's who of stellar apps and games that either launched or enjoyed a major update since April 2017.

You can find out more at the company's blog post. Similarly, a tool will be added for scheduling downloads and the Data Transfer Project in GitHub makes it easier for app developers to allow users to transfer their account info to another service.

Google Cloud will as a data processor, and as a data processor Google process data only as instructed by you-our customers.

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