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April 20 2016

16:00
Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links
16:00
Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links

April 15 2016

16:26

Ensuring transparency and choice in the Chrome Web Store

Updated 7/12/2016: High submission volume has led to review latency that is longer than normal, so we've extended the grace period. The new policy will be enforced beginning  September 6th, 2016
Today we’re updating the User Data Policy for the Chrome Web Store. Principles of transparency and choice over how users’ personal data is handled have long been key parts of Google’s philosophy. Since early on, Chrome has included privacy-protecting features to give users control over their browsing experience, including incognito mode and granular privacy preferences. Now, we’re consolidating and expanding our policies about user data to ensure our Chrome Web Store developers follow similar principles.


Chrome provides robust APIs that empower developers to create compelling extensions and apps, and users often need to provide access to their data to allow these services to run. The new User Data Policy extends existing policies to ensure transparent use of the data in a way that is consistent with the wishes and expectations of users. Some of the new requirements for developers are:


  • Be transparent about the handling of user data and disclose privacy practices
  • Post a privacy policy and use encryption, when handling personal or sensitive information, and
  • Ask users to consent to the collection of personal or sensitive data via a prominent disclosure, when the use of the data isn’t related to a prominent feature.


The policy also has other requirements, including prohibiting the collection of web browsing activity when it’s not required for an item’s main functionality. The full text of the policy is available in our Developer Program Policies and more information is available in the FAQ section.


We'll notify developers when we discover items that violate the User Data Policy, and they'll have until July 14, 2016 to make any changes needed for compliance. Starting July 15th, 2016, items that violate the policy will be removed from the Web Store and will need to become compliant to be reinstated.


Protecting our users is our key priority, and we believe this change will make sure users are better informed and allow them to choose how their user data is handled.


Posted by Teresita Perez and Athas Nikolakakos, Chrome Policy Team

March 31 2016

22:15
Introducing Gmail Mic Drop
22:15
Introducing Gmail Mic Drop
22:00
Express yo'self with emoji in Smart Reply
22:00
Express yo'self with emoji in Smart Reply

March 15 2016

16:00
Smart Reply comes to Inbox by Gmail on the web
16:00
Smart Reply comes to Inbox by Gmail on the web

February 26 2016

17:00
Inbox by Gmail: Saving time with Snooze
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Inbox by Gmail: Saving time with Snooze

February 24 2016

17:00
Productivity at your fingertips with rich text formatting and instant RSVPs
17:00
Productivity at your fingertips with rich text formatting and instant RSVPs

February 17 2016

17:01
Gmailify: The best of Gmail, without an @Gmail address
17:01
Gmailify: The best of Gmail, without an @Gmail address

February 09 2016

17:00
Making email safer for you
17:00
Making email safer for you

January 26 2016

16:00
Inbox by Gmail: find answers even faster

December 17 2015

00:00
ICYMI: A few stocking stuffers from around Google

November 03 2015

14:30
Computer, respond to this email: Introducing Smart Reply in Inbox by Gmail
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