With hundreds of millions of people using Google technology around the world, Google gets serious about Google Account information and privacy for each individual launching Google Dashboard to offer a simple view into the data associated with your account — easily and concisely in one location, finally.
Even in the past, Google has taken numerous steps in this area, investing in educating users with their Privacy Center, making it easier to move data in and out of Google with their Data Liberation Front, and allowing you to control the ads you see with interest-based advertising. Transparency, choice and control have become a key part of Google’s philosophy, and today.
Google mentions on their official blog that it’s part of their effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, they’ve built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use (when signed in to your account) and provides you direct links to control your personal settings. Today, the Dashboard covers more than 20 products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and many more. The scale and level of detail of the Dashboard is unprecedented, and they’re delighted to be the first Internet company to offer this — and they hope it will become the standard. Watch this quick video to learn more and then try it out for yourself at www.google.com/dashboard.