The actual content of the policy hasn't changed, but Google has updated the language and navigation of the document, and introduced videos and illustrations in order to make it clearer than ever before exactly how it collects and stores user data, as well as how to access it and delete it.
The update also allows users to jump straight into their privacy settings from within the policy, helping to make it compliant with the new European legislation. Theis designed to give European citizens more control over their data, and it applies to every company that operates online in Europe.
and have already said they will introduce their own updates in line with the law. GDPR is one of the biggest online privacy overhauls the web has ever seen, and although it's designed to give more protection to European users, it could in many cases also provide more clarity and control to internet users the world over.
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