Google: Privacy

    • EU proposes privacy rules that extend to Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Skype

      New rules proposed by the European Union on Tuesday stand to change the way Google, Facebook and other digital media companies and ad technology firms collect consumer data. The updates, aimed at increasing and streamlining digital privacy protections for consumers across the European Union, would affect electronic communications services beyond traditional telecommunication ...

      Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Landin Social- 11 readers -
  • Google reports more than 40K government requests for user data during 2nd half of 2015

    … Media's General Assignment Reporter, covering the latest news and updates for Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including,, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy's articles. …

    Amy Gesenhues/ Search Engine Land- 9 readers -
  • Google Analytics now secures all web traffic

    … in privacy related concerns we have made the decision to secure all communication to and from Google Analytics, protecting our clients, our client’s end users, and the broader internet,” the Analytics team wrote in an email to users. In the help pages, Google notes that Analytics users might see some effects from this change. Because HTTPS encrypted…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Landin Google- 17 readers -
  • Google Updates User Ads Settings When Signed In Or Out

    … Google has updated the format of ads settings pages where users can exercise some control over how their data is used for ad targeting from Google ad systems. This is the place to go to find out what age and gender Google thinks you are and what kinds of things you’re interested in for ad targeting purposes. The last significant overhaul…

    Ginny Marvin/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • EFF Launches New Do Not Track Standard With Coalition Of Web Companies

    … In reaction to the digital advertising industry’s inability to come to a consensus on how to or whether to adhere to users’ “Do Not Track” browser preferences, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy firm Disconnect and a group of internet companies have announced a new Do Not Track (DNT) setting to offer stronger protections…

    Ginny Marvin/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
  • UK Paper Argues Right To Be Forgotten Being Abused In Some Cases

    …: Examples of links deleted by Google include a number of Mail articles detailing issues ranging from drug abuse to incest, murder and spying . . . For instance, Mail received a request to remove a May 2009 article describing the sordid captivity in which Josef Fritzl kept his family . . . Another Mail story removed from Google concerned Ronald Castree…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 19 readers -
  • Google’s Europe CEO Brittin Undertakes New Charm Offensive

    … in Europe. Brittin offered two lines of defense. He said the mobile market and internet generally were more competitive than ever. He mentioned apps as an implied source of competition and alluded to Facebook without naming the company. It remains to be seen if the new charm offensive works and whether Google can appease its critics without making…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 20 readers -
  • Google Faces Potential $19M Privacy Fine In Netherlands

    … Google continues to face potential fines for failing to change its privacy policy in Europe. Since the company introduced its “simplified privacy policy” in 2012 it has faced Europe-wide criticism and the threat of fines for violating local data protection laws. Multiple government data protection authorities across Europe are cooperating…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
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