Google Refers to its latest Gmail Privacy Controversy

Google Refers to its latest Gmail Privacy ControversyByNitish Singh-July 4 2018.344 Google replied to a recent report from Wsj alleging that third-party developers had access to Gmail users ‘ private emails. The tech giant published a blog post outlining their privacy policies and how third-parties are screened to ensure safe handling of private data. There are multiple security mechanisms for third parties to get access to private emails that they need to go through before Google allows access. Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google-trusted third-party developers can access private Gmail data with their own blog post outlining their privacy and security measures to prevent data breaches. Google Security Manager Suzanne Frey disclosed how non-Google apps need to go through a multi-step process before accessing privately held Gmail data. Developers from third parties need to submit a request to access users ‘ emails or other Gmail data that is reviewed by an automated system as well as by Google Developers. Wall Street Journal’s study did not reveal any data abuse events but with the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica debacle stirring up controversy Google needs to be vigilant when sharing personal information. Google guarantees that data submitted by third parties are important to their purpose otherwise access is refused to any personal data. The tech giant announced that no third parties can read private Gmail messages unless there is clear approval from the owners of said messages. Frey confirmed that Gmail continues to be a free service for business owners, due to its paid corporate collection of software known as “G Collection.” For privacy reasons, Google has halted the scanning of emails for targeted advertising. Users can go to a dedicated Google Permissions page where they can monitor all third parties accessing their personal information. Users have the choice to remove third-party applications that they no longer use or don’t want to include personal information from the “Applications with Account Access Third Party” tab. Grip.