The new approach combines the privacy policies of more than 60 Google products into a uniform code that emphasizes what the search giant considers a “more intuitive user experience.”
In an official Google blog post Thursday, Alma Whitten, the company’s director of privacy, product and engineering, wrote that the policy adjustment makes Google’s privacy controls easier to understand. Beyond that, nothing has been drastically modified, she said in the blog post.
“The new policy doesn’t change any existing privacy settings or how any personal information is shared outside of Google,” Whitten wrote. “We aren’t colleting any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your personal data. And we will continue to employ industry-leading security to keep your information safe.”
The association’s missive came several days after the Electronic Privacy Information Center sued the Federal Trade Commission as a way of persuading it to curb Google’s impending policy change.
The company told a reporter for The Washington Post’s Post Tech blog that it remains “happy to discuss this approach with regulators globally.”
“As you use our products one thing will be clear: It’s the same Google experience that you’re used to, with the same controls,” Whitten wrote.