Google Still Allows Third-Party Apps to Go Through Your Gmail Datadate_range
In brief, Google is defending the position that developers have complete control over users’ email data — as long as the developer complies with the Google policies. Google has been trying to draw a fine line here, as it’s offering some control for the customer. Google adds that the user has the ability to revoke certain apps from accessing the data, and that users are prompted before specific permissions are given. The company is also taking the stance that users can either remove particular apps or stop using the apps altogether. This is not the first time Google is being questioned regarding the nature of data management.
Earlier, the tech giant was accused of scanning email contents in Gmail for advertisement optimization. This practice was stopped last year, following huge uproar from common users and activists alike. In the letter mentioned above, the VP of governmental affairs added that except in a few cases, no Google employees have the ability to go through personal messages of the user. This intervention may happen in the case of alleged abuses. Several senators are now rising concerns about online privacy and digital security.