Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

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Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

Google has revealed the steps it is taking to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This tool-which you can use to export information from Google Photos, Drive, Calendar, and Gmail to either your computer, or to storage services like Dropbox-will now be available for more Google services, and include more contextual data controls and a setting to help schedule regular downloads, the post said. The new policy is now live, and ahead of the GDPR going into force on May 25th, Google is sending emails to every single one of its billions of users.

With Activity Controls, users can choose what activity is saved to their Google Account. That's because Google just made its Download Your Data tool more comprehensive.

Security and Privacy Checkups are available to ensure that accounts are safe, the post said, and Google also added an option allowing users to subscribe to prompts to use these checkups.

It's also worth heading over to the Activity Controls section to review and manage the activity data Google is saving with your account. The update also includes a customizable PowerShell script for Windows, Linux and MacOS, which scans all areas of LISTSERV where personal information could be stored and generates a report in XML format to comply with the GDPR data portability requirement.

Gordon Hockey, the PSNC's director of operations and support, said: "It appears that the UK's Data Protection Act 2018 is likely to deem all community pharmacies to be public authorities (even though they are not)". Additionally, there are new features that enable you to take better control of your Google data.

These changes come at a time where awareness on privacy issues are higher than usual with scandals such as the Cambridge Analytica data breach affecting Facebook users worldwide.

Google announced today that Google Cloud Platform is ready for the GDPR.

In a refreshing turn of events, Google has gone and updated its Privacy Policy to make it clearer, so that humans can actually understand it.

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