Last year, we outlined Google’s commitment to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), across all of the services we provide in the European Union. We’ve been working on our compliance efforts for over eighteen months, and ahead of the new law coming into effect, here’s an update on some of the key steps we’ve taken.
A few insights into how Google will handle the data of EU citizens.
I received an email from Google a few days go about the consequences of GDPR on the Google Cloud Platform and what I should do (I am a customer of GCP).
The mail was absurd. It was written in the wrong language (shame on you Google). It was “legal” language, incomprehensible for a normal living being, unless you are suffering from some weird brain disease. And worst of all, the instructions you had to follow did not work.
It opened the following URL https://login.corp.google.com. At first I thought this was a kind a fishing attack. But my browser considered the https://login.corp.google.com as legitimate with a valid certificate.
It turned out after a few retries that the latter point did not work because my browser that opened the URL was not Google Chrome (shame on you again Google). And of course this was nowhere mentioned
A horrible customer experience
Edited 2018-05-11 13:38 UTC