Changes to Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

As you may be aware from recent news reports, Google is making a change to the way it handles the privacy policies that govern Google’s online services. You may view the new privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies.

This post is intended to help clarify how Google’s upcoming privacy policy changes affect our Middlebury Google Apps “live pilot” instance.

Here are the highlights:

    • Google is getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies and replacing them with one that’s shorter and easier to read
    • Google will continue to maintain our data in strict compliance with the confidentiality and security obligations provided to our Middlebury Google Apps “live pilot” instance (which are different than those for stand-alone Google services)
    • We do permit access to additional Google services through our Middlebury Google Apps “live pilot” instance, so some users may separately receive notifications communicating the new Privacy Policy
    • You can view the new privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies
    • These changes will take effect on March 1, 2012

If you have additional questions about how these changes affect our Middlebury Google Apps “live pilot” instance, please contact gadmin@middlebury.edu!

–Chris

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