Google merges privacy policies and data across services
In 2012, Google announced it would condense 70 different privacy policies into a single one that would allow the company to merge the data collected across all its services, including Maps, search, Android, Books, Chrome, Wallet, Gmail, and the advertising service provided by its DoubleClick subsidiary into a single database. The company claimed the purpose was to enable a better, more unified experience - for example, it said it would be able to deliver better search results by combining personal data and Google+ information to create "social search" that would better understand the user's intentions.
tags: Google, privacy policies, EU, France, CNIL,
Writer: Ian Paul, Frederic Lardinois, BBC, James Temperton
Publication: PC World, TechCrunch, BBC, Wired