Featured: Google to Unify Privacy Policy Across Products and Devices


Ever since Larry Page because CEO, Google has been on a quest to really focus. This means killing some of their hobby products and projects, but it also means strengthening some of their other products, and giving them a similar and unifying them. This is why most of Google's core products have been beautified over the past half a year since Google+ launched and many people liked its design.

Now Google is trying to unify their privacy polices as well. They have a different privacy policy for each of their products, and now they are trying to bring all under the same privacy policy umbrella. This will also mean that all their products can share data between them, whether it's Google search, Youtube, Gmail or Android.


Here's some data they are collecting that is related to Android:

  • Device information: We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). Google may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Google Account.
  • Log information: Telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls.
  • Location information: When you use a location-enabled Google service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
  • Local storage: We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Hopefully, all this data collecting will lead to improving their upcoming personal assistant called Majel, because then Majel would know a lot a about you so his answers would be more accurate and relevant.
Check out Google's video on the unifying of their privacy policies: