Google Introduces "One Size Fits All" Privacy Policy

Jan 25, 2012

Google is toggling its privacy policy and terms of service to introduce a new master document, stitching together the 70 policies that currently rule its many offerings. The new regulations will take effect on March 1. However, the company did not disclose details about any changes it's making to its terms of service.

With a single privacy policy, Google can then pull information from one service and deliver it to users via another. This will fuse Google+ with Gmail with YouTube and any other Google products a user accesses.

"In short, we'll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience," a blog post from the company notes. Google added that it still "promotes data liberation" and will not sell user information.