Outspoken Google boss Eric Schmidt is probably going to alienate himself from a wide group of people when he recently dismissed security concerns in a chat with CNBC. “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” he said.
Well known site GAWKER.com have a rather indepth story on the google CEO which makes for interesting reading over here.
Controversially he also admitted that there are cases where Google are forced to release your personal data. “If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines – including Google – do retain this information for some time and it’s important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities.”
If security is a personal issue for you then you can always stop Googles tracking cookies and you can also avoid signing into Google accounts.
Is this a concern for you or are you happy with Google keeping your personal data?