There's now just two weeks until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force across Europe. Technology companies have been scrabbling to update their privacy policies in order to comply, and today Google reveals the steps it has taken to become compliant.
- Google Drive gets a major redesign to match the look of the new Gmail
- Companies can turn GDPR compliance into competitive advantage
- Email management service Unroll.Me to close in Europe because of GDPR
- Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR
Importantly, Google says that it has "made it easier to jump to your privacy settings directly from the policy, helping you make choices about your privacy." Clearly eager to be seen to be doing not only what is required of it by GDPR, but to be going beyond it.
In an attempt to allay fears about what Google collects from users and why, the company has created a short video that gives a brief explanation: