Google has improved both the controls and the clarity of information in My Account so that people are better informed about how and why their data is collected. Within My Account, you can control Location History, Web and App Activity, YouTube Search History and more, across all devices that are signed in to your account.
Here is what you can also do:
- View or delete data-including search history, location history, browsing history-from our services using My Activity.
- Manage or mute the ads you see on Google, on websites and in apps using the recently upgraded Ads Settings tool and Mute This Ad control.
- Get a clear overview of all the Google products that you use-and the data associated with them-via
- Google Dashboard provides an overview of all the Google products that you use-and the data associated with them.
In terms of data portability, the Download Your Data tool has expanded and now includes more Google services, more contextual data controls, and a new setting that helps people schedule regular downloads.
Under the new rules, companies must get consent from parents to process their children's data in certain circumstances. To obtain that consent and to make sure that parents and children have the tools to manage their online experiences, Google is rolling out Family Link-already available in various countries around the world-throughout the EU.
Through Family Link, parents can create a Google Account for their child and are required to provide consent for certain processing of their child's data. Family Link also allows parents to set certain digital ground rules on their child's Android device-like approving or blocking apps, keeping an eye on screen time, or remotely locking their child's device.
For Adsense advertising partners, Google has already asked publishers to get consent from their users for the use of Google's ad tech on their sites and apps under existing legislation. Google is also working with our publisher partners to provide a range of tools to help them gather user consent, and have built a solution for publishers that want to show non-personalized ads, using only contextual information.