The Good to Know portal is made up of four main sections and offers information in simple breakdowns and short clips. It even offers a ‘jargon buster’ in order to make privacy advice and information accessible to the least tech-savvy users of Google. Bloggers, tech junkies and critics alike seem to be impressed at Google’s innovative approach to providing, ensuring and explaining internet security and privacy.
As a major internet mogul, Google has established itself as the one provider of advice on how to maintain internet privacy and security. It even offers up (although it may not be entirely comprehensive) an explanation of what information it holds on you, the user, and what it does with that data. Both Apple and Facebook have been found wanting in this area, and Google has set itself apart from the pack.
We at Big Brother Watch applaud the portal, as it not only addresses real concerns of privacy for Google users, but also offers tips on how to maintain your own security in cyberspace. In a digital world, its extremely important that providers such as Google and Facebook be transparent about their privacy policies and what they do with your data, but it is equally important the users have some idea of how to protect themselves as well. Google has done well by us with the Good to Know portal, and it will be interesting to see if and how its competitors will follow. Google, we give you a +1 for this.