Google says “none of them expressed substantial concerns at the time, but of course we’re happy to speak with any data protection authority that has questions. We have responded to Mr Kohnstamm with further information, which you can read in the document “embedded under this post””
Google’s latest consolidate privacy policies will take effect on 1st March.
In a seperate blog post, Google announced that the BSI, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, has highlighted several of Chrome’s security features in a best-practice guide for Windows users.
According to the report, the browser is the “central component for accessing any online service on the web, and a common entry point for cyber attacks. In order to reduce the risk, the BSI recommends that users install a browser with sandbox technology.”
In addition to Chrome’s sandbox, the guide also points to the importance of Chrome’s auto-update feature.
“The browser that currently most consistently implements this protection is Google Chrome,” the report states. “Comparable mechanisms in other browsers are either weaker, or non-existent. By using Google Chrome…you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful IT attack.”
“Equally positive is the auto-update functionality of Google Chrome, which includes a bundled version of the Adobe Flash Player,” the report continues. “By bundling it with Chrome, the Adobe Flash Player will also always be kept up to date.”
Here is Google’s briefing to Europe’s Article 29 Working Party: