Should Google Link to Its Privacy Policy From Its Homepage?

by on June 3, 2008 · 15 comments


Google stands accused of violating California law by failing to link to its privacy policy prominently enough. Linking to privacy policies on home pages was an experiment that failed long ago. People don’t read them. People who are interested in reading them can find them so long as they’re placed sensibly on the Web site.

What a strange kabuki dance, to fret about whether Google links to its privacy policy on its home page. Google does better than most – which is, in truth, only kinda good – at informing the public about its privacy practices and the privacy consequences of its products.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

Update: I’ve written a little bit more on this at Cato@Liberty.

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