Google’s new privacy policy rolls out March 1, does not change CWRU’s agreement

Google’s new Privacy Policy will take effect March 1 and will combine nearly 70 separate privacy policies into one. The revision allows Google to combine information provided in one app with information gained from other Google apps, which allows for app interactivity. For example, Google can offer spelling suggestions for friends’ names based on how you’ve typed them in the past.

Case Western Reserve University users should understand:

  • The new policy does not change the university’s agreement with Google Apps for Education or our Terms of Service. Google will continue to honor our confidentiality and security obligations.
  • Google is not changing how personal information is shared outside of Google, or the measures taken to protect information.
  • Google will not append cookies and “identifiers” to sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.
  • Google is collecting information you give them, as well as your device’s log and location information, application numbers (OS type, browser version), locally cached data and cookies.
  • Users may choose to disable some of the data gathering methods used by Google in the Google Dashboard.

If you have questions about the new Google Privacy Policy, contact the ITS Service Desk at or 216.368.HELP (4357).