Public Policy

    • Extending domain opt-out and AdWords API tools

      In 2012, Google made voluntary commitments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that are set to expire on December 27th, 2017. At that time, we agreed to remove certain clauses from our AdWords API Terms and Conditions. We also agreed to provide a mechanism for websites to opt out of the display of their crawled content on certain Google web pages linked to google.

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  • New government removals and National Security Letter data

    … Since 2010, we’ve shared regular updates in our Transparency Report about the effects of government and corporate policies on users’ data and content. Our goal has always been to make this information as accessible as possible, and to continue expanding this report with new and relevant data. Today, we’re announcing three updates to our…

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  • Defending access to lawful information at Europe’s highest court

    … views, or a public figure’s criminal record. This would effectively erase the public’s right to know important information about people who represent them in society or provide them services. In the second case, the Court must decide whether Google should enforce the right to be forgotten not just in Europe, but in every country around the world…

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  • Security and disinformation in the U.S. 2016 election

    … We’ve seen many types of efforts to abuse Google’s services over the years. And, like other internet platforms, we have found some evidence of efforts to misuse our platforms during the 2016 U.S. election by actors linked to the Internet Research Agency in Russia. Preventing the misuse of our platforms is something that we take very seriously…

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  • Towards a future of work that works for everyone

    … The future of work concerns us all. Our grandchildren will have jobs that don’t yet exist, and will live lives we cannot imagine. In Europe, getting the future of work right for individuals, societies and industries means having an open debate about the possibilities right now. We want to be a part of that discussion, and help contribute…

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  • Updating our Transparency Report and electronic privacy laws

    … Today, we are releasing the latest version of our Transparency Report concerning government requests for user data. This includes government requests for user data in criminal cases, as well as national security matters under U.S. law. Google fought for the right to publish this information in court and before Congress, and we continue…

    The Official Google Blog- 12 readers -
  • Working together to combat terrorists online

    … Editor’s note: This is a revised and abbreviated version of a speech Kent delivered today at the United Nations in New York City, NY, on behalf of the members of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is a group of four technology companies—Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube…

    The Official Google Blog- 15 readers -
  • Google’s fight against human trafficking

    … have criticized Backpage publicly. I understand that when important legislation is being discussed, public debate is robust. That’s how it should be. But on the crucial issue of sex trafficking, we’ve been a deeply committed partner in the fight. Let’s not let a genuine disagreement over the likely unintended impact of a particular piece of legislation obscure that fact. …

    The Official Google Blog- 25 readers -
  • A Significant Step Toward Modernizing Our Surveillance Laws

    …. In conjunction with the speech, we proposed a new framework oriented toward policy solutions that recognize legitimate law enforcement interests, respect the sovereignty of other countries, and reflect the reasonable expectation of privacy that users have in the content of their electronic communications. The introduction of the International Communications…

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  • A new look for our Transparency Report

    … times in different styles, our new report is all one consistent design, making it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. We’re continuing to invest in this report because we’ve seen firsthand how it can help inform and shape the public debate about information online. The data also acts as a lens into significant moments…

    The Official Google Blog- 17 readers -
  • Net Neutrality Day of Action: Help preserve the open internet

    … Editor's note: Today is the Net Neutrality Day of Action, and we’re sending this email to Take Action, our community focused on issues that are important to the future of the internet. We wanted to share it more broadly so everyone can see how to get involved. The net neutrality rules that protect the open internet are in danger of being…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
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