A new survey conducted by pro-privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has found that an alarming 68% of British people are “very concerned” about Google’s practices which frequently threaten our privacy.
The survey, conducted between February 15 and February 17 was by managed by ComRes and interviewed 2,050 British adults via the web.
In fact, Google merged the privacy policies of around 60 products into one single policy and prevented users from opting out.
Big Brother Watch director Nick Pickles said:
“People increasingly feel their interests and privacy are being ignored by large companies and advertisers motivated by profit. If regulators don’t get a grip of the situation we risk people losing trust in the digital economy and feeling they are not in control of their personal information. The long term consequences of such a collapse in trust would be dire.”
A Google spokesman defended the policy: