Earlier this month, Google made big headlines with a major overhaul of its privacy policies. Google has described these changes as necessary to both simplify its policies and enable more customized content across its services. Critics have charged that the new policies make changes that are privacy-unfriendly and that the new policies permit too much freedom of action by Google.
I want to spend a few minutes talking about what this means from the perspective of LBL's use of Google Apps.
Short Summary: There are no implications for LBL's use of Google Apps. Google cannot combine data from your personal and LBL accounts. Google is not doing anything new with your LBL data that was not previously contemplated. However, there are some, in our opinion extremely modest, implications for users in their use of non-core google services with their LBL identity.
As always, Google's privacy dashboard gives you the ability to see what Google knows about you and control many (but not all) privacy preferences.
If you have additional questions, we strongly recommend this blog post from google and the letter linked within it. http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2012/01/changing-our-privacy-policies-not-our.html
And our original privacy and security faq remains true and unimpacted by Google's change: lbl.gov/google click on privacy and security.
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