September 3rd, 2010 | Published in Google Public Policy
(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)
Long, complicated and lawyerly—that's what most people think about privacy policies, and for good reason. Even taking into account that they’re legal documents, most privacy policies are still too hard to understand.
So we’re simplifying and updating Google’s privacy policies. To be clear, we aren’t changing any of our privacy practices; we want to make our policies more transparent and understandable. As a first step, we’re making two types of improvements:
- More content to some of our product Help Centers so people will be able to find information about protecting their privacy more easily; and
- A new privacy tools page to the Google Privacy Center. This will mean that our most popular privacy tools are now all in one place.
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.