With the merging of policies, user information from various applications, searches made by user and even emails content will be merged also to create a detail profile of every user of Google. Google finally stated that this policy must be accepted by every user, which made privacy advocates rise up in protest.
Privacy Advocates say that by allowing Google to manage user information even without their consent violates basic human rights. Privacy supporters in European countries, especially in France say that the new privacy plan may be illegal in European countries which can really devastate European Google users.
US attorneys have discussed about this new privacy plan and are worried that it may unconsciously violate the user’s right. They have sent a formal letter to Google to voice out their opinions and to have assurance.
Google further said that users will not even notice the change and transactions will not be affected. Merging all privacy policies and by creating a more detailed user profile by merging all information about the person, from search preference to email content will better serve the user. With the new policy plan they assure better services, quicker searches and many more. The new policy is planned to take effect on March 1, 2012. The only drawback from this policy is the rather “compulsory compliance” of users, which is one of the main points Privacy advocates reject.
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