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Google's New Privacy Policy Largely Ignored By Its Users

During a period when privacy advocates across the globe are slamming Google for its new privacy policy, an alarmingly high proportion of Internet users appear to be completely oblivious as to how the new policy is likely to affect them.

This Thursday, the new policy will see the company pooling personal data from over 60 Google services into a single file for each and every one of its users. Whilst critics say the move will prove potentially devastating in terms of the users' privacy concerns, Google has defended itself by stating that the change in policy will make things far more simpler for them as well as for their users.

Expressing his concerns about the new privacy policy which will be enforced on March 1st, director of Big Brother Watch Nick Pickles stated that the Information Commissioner should postpone the proposed changes and look into a full investigation.

"The impact of Google's new policy cannot be understated, but the public are in the dark about what the changes actually mean," Pickles stated, as reported by The Telegraph.

"If people don't understand what is happening to their personal information, how can they make an informed choice about using a service?" he added.

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and joins ITProPortal with just over a year's experience under her online belt. A copywriter by day and a freelance writer by night/weekend, Mariel is an avid volunteer - lending her charitable services throughout the world. Specialising in social media, apps, and video games, Mariel hopes to intertwine her love of technology with the English language to produce amusing anecdotes of ambiguous algorithms and alliteration