The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is set to go into effect on May 25th 2018.
According to the blog, there are very few changes in services and permissions, but the language has changed and that was one of the prerequisites of GDPR. Terms now come with video and graphic illustrations. “A visual description can be easier to understand than text alone,” the company said in a blog post.
It’s worth noting that absolutely nothing is changing in your settings or the kind of data Google collects on you. Googleis just improving “user transparency” to comply with GDPR’s stipulation that companies must provide “clear and transparent notice” of how users’ data is used.
In an attempt to allay fears about what Google collects from users and why, the company has created a short video that gives a brief explanation: