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The Korean communications watchdog released a statement noting that the search giant would supplement its new rules — which were incorporated on March 1 — not change them, as previous reports had suggested.
Google has issued a statement confirming it will provide additional information, helping Korean users understand its approach to privacy:
As a result of these discussions, we have agreed to provide additional information – as a supplement to our single global policy – for our Korean users to help them better understand our approach to privacy, as well as the tools they can use to manage and ensure the security of the information they choose to store in their Google Accounts.”
It is the first time Google has moved to clarify its new rules since their introduction. The company is still under investigation in Europe and has received warnings from advocacy groups in Japan.
The Korean watchdog recommended that Google tell users why it would collect information and prompt them for permission.
The search giant will explain the changes it will make by April 15.
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