How is the current policy today?
+1 Button, Advertising, Advisor, Apps, Blogger, Books, Buzz, Chrome, Chrome Frame, Gears, Google+, Google Music, Google Notebook, Google TV, Google Web Toolkit, Groups, Health
Knol, Location Service in Firefox, Mobile, Moderator, Orkut, Picasa, Postini, Safe Browsing, Sites, Store, Toolbar, Trader, Translator Toolkit, Voice, Wallet, Web Accelerator, Web History, YouTube
Does that seem complicated to you? It does to me. What’s even worse is that the company doesn’t have one specific policy in place for how to handle users informations. If they wanted to share data across their products in the future regardless of the way to do so, this would make it much more difficult.
Simplifying and Opening Doors
What this new policy does is open the doors for Google to expand and integrate their products, something that you would expect companies to do. In the case of Google, we all stand to benefit from tighter integration between many of the products that they offer. It remains to see however how Google chooses to do this, whether through opt-in or forcing us to.