Google Announces Enhanced Ability for Users to Control Personal Data

Google, a Council member, has announced that it will be enhancing user’s privacy options by allowing them to automatically delete their location and web browsing histories. This feature will allow users to remove data about the places they’ve been, the websites they visit, and the apps they use.

Google currently allows users to turn off location history as well as Web and app activity. It is possible to manually delete this data, but the company will now allow this to be done automatically on a regular schedule. This change is part of Google’s recent effort to enhance consumer privacy.

A blog posts from Google Product Managers explained, “We work to keep your data private and secure, and we’ve heard your feedback that we need to provide simpler ways for you to manage or delete it. You should always be able to manage your data in a way that works best for you – and we’re committed to giving you the best controls to make that happen.”

The NEC commends Google’s efforts to enhance consumer privacy and for giving users the ability to control their own data.

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