In addition, there’s no sensible or comprehensive ‘opt out’ function. So, our choice? Google has told us that if we wish to opt out of their new policy, we can simply remove ourselves from all Google products. Of course this would be far easier if Google hadn’t managed to integrate itself so well into almost every facit of our online lives. Although many commentators have attempted to counter harsh criticism against Google, Privacy Commissioners around the world have been quick to raise their concerns. Privacy Commissioners in the Asia-Pacific region have written a joint letter of concern to Google’s CEO Larry Page, which includes the signature of Australia’s Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim.
(The assistance of Alexandra Nash in authoring this blog is acknowledged).
Disclaimer: This blog is for general informational purposes only. It is not legal advice nor is it a substitute for legal advice. Readers should seek legal advice on their own particular circumstances. Alan Arnott is a technology & telecommunications lawyer with qualifications in computer science and law with Arnotts Lawyers Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. For more information, please visit www.arnotts.net.au.
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