Statements on Google data usage

Published: 14 May 2018

Google

Statements by Google and ACCC on Google's data usage

GOOGLE STATEMENT:

“Google is completely focused on protecting our users’ data while making the products they love work better for them. Users can see what data is collected and how it’s used in one easy place, My Account, and control it all from there. Like many of Oracle’s corporate tactics, this presentation is sleight of hand, not facts, and given that Oracle markets itself as the world’s biggest data broker, they know it.”

"All location sharing on Android is opt-in by the user. We provide users with notice and control over the collection, sharing and use of location in order to provide a better mobile experience on Android devices. Any location data that is sent back to Google location servers is anonymized and is not tied or traceable to a specific user."

ACCC STATEMENT:

• We are looking at the practices of digital platforms including Google and Facebook as part of our digital platforms inquiry
• The ACCC met with Oracle and is considering information it has provided about Google services.
• We are exploring how much consumers know about the use of location data and are working closely with the Privacy Commissioner.