We recognize that people today are constantly connected, making control over their digital privacy and security even more important. We want to help them better use tools and settings to safeguard their data, protect their privacy, and decide what information is used to make Google services work better for them. With this in mind, we recently launched a single hub where people can manage their Google account data. My Account, which replaces the previous Google Account settings page, features sections dedicated to managing one’s sign-in and security settings, personal info and privacy settings, and account preferences. Below are just some of the things a person can do with My Account:
- Take the Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup, two simple, step-by-step guides for reviewing and editing one’s personal privacy and security settings.
- Manage the information that can be used from Search, Maps, YouTube, and other products to enhance one’s experience on Google.
- Control which apps and sites are connected to one’s account.
In addition, starting on June 15th, Google for Work account owners will receive an email when we’re unable to determine if they’ve previously used a particular browser or device with their account. This could happen when someone signs in to a Google for Work account for the first time on a new computer, phone, or browser, when someone uses their browser’s incognito or private browsing mode or clears their cookies, or when someone besides that account owner accesses their account. Individuals will also be able to view a list of recently used devices and recent new sign-ins on their Sign-in & security page and, if something looks suspicious, take action quickly. Check out My Account at myaccount.google.com.
Along with My Account, we’ve rolled out a new site at privacy.google.com, where we answer common questions about privacy and security on Google (e.g. “What data does Google collect?” and “What does Google do with the data it collects?”). We also explain how encryption and spam filtering help keep individuals’ data safe and how personal information helps customize an individual’s experience on Google. Explore the new site at privacy.google.com.
New My Account pages and Privacy and Security Checkups available now for both Rapid release and Scheduled release; Sign-in Alerts coming June 15th for both Rapid release and Scheduled release (gradual rollout)