Google, whose Venice office is pictured above, is under fire from attorneys… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)
The National Assn. of Attorneys General says the new policy invades consumer privacy by automatically sharing with all Google services personal information that users give to just one service.
“The new policy forces consumers to allow information across all of Google’s products to be shared without giving them the proper ability to opt out,” the association said in a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page.
The attorneys general have asked to meet with Page.
Harris declined to comment on the letter during a news conference Wednesday.
Google says the policy will be easier for consumers to understand.
“We’re continuing to offer choice and control over how people use our services,” said Google spokesman Chris Gaither.
"Google presents the information in a deceptive way that suggests consumers will benefit from the new policy," Chester wrote in his complaint.
Google updates policy to track users across all of its services