New Google privacy policy will not affect CWRU apps

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Google’s new privacy policy has generated considerable discomfort across the Internet. The new rules take effect in March and allow personal information collected by one Google site to be used by all of them. However, the policy changes will not apply to Google Apps for Education, which Case Western Reserve University uses.

Sage Schaff, Assistant News Editor

Google’s new privacy policy has generated considerable discomfort across the Internet. The search engine giant’s new rules, set to take effect March 1, will allow personal information collected by one Google site to be used by all of them. Essentially it combines about 70 different policies used by the many branches of the Google tree.

The main grievance arising from the upcoming change is that users cannot opt out of the agreement. Complaints about Google’s ability to track users’ locations have been growing louder lately and the consolidation of the privacy policy, provoked by the Federal Trade Commission, has not made users feel any better.

The good news is that the policy changes will not apply to Google Apps for Education, which Case Western Reserve University uses. “Our existing terms of service supersedes the changes and the university does not need to fret,” said manager of marketing, communications, and training for Information Technology Services Kirsten Nagel.