'No data misuse in Shoemoney trademark case', Google

Google is speaking up and saying it has found no wrongdoing in the AdWords system alleged misues. “The privacy and security of our users and advertisers’ account information is a top priority for us, and our internal policies prohibit any use of non-public advertiser data for personal gain. After a thorough investigation, we found no indication […]

Google is speaking up and saying it has found no wrongdoing in the AdWords system alleged misues. “The privacy and security of our users and advertisers’ account information is a top priority for us, and our internal policies prohibit any use of non-public advertiser data for personal gain. After a thorough investigation, we found no indication that any employee purposefully tampered with or circumvented any of those policies, processes or procedures, including our trademark filtering process. Due to an unrelated human error, however, some ads with the “Shoemoney” trademark in the text were unintentionally allowed to run. The error has since been corrected, and the ads ran only for a short time,” said Google to SEL.