Markey’s statement in full:
“Sharing users’ personal information across its products may make good business sense for Google, but it undermines privacy safeguards for consumers. Despite Google’s recent response, it still appears that consumers will not be able to completely opt-out of data collection and information sharing among Google’s services. Congress and consumers need more details, and I look forward to meeting with Google to get clarification about what the options are for consumers who wish to say no to these new changes.”
Google responded on Tuesday with a lengthy explanation, again saying its policy was meant to “simplify” its user experience, allowing the search giant to collect and combine data across its myriad products — including Gmail, YouTube and Google Search.