+ Wednesday June 19th, 2019

Google has overnight announced that it has introduced auto-delete controls for your location history and activity data whenever online with your Google account.

Google already allows users to turn on or off Location History and Web & App Activity along with deleting all or only parts of that data manually. The new auto-delete controls allows the user to automate all of the above making being in control of your data much easier.

You can choose a time limit for how long you want your data to be saved for — between 3 and 18 months — and then any data older than that will be automatically deleted from your history on an ongoing basis.

At this stage the new auto-delete controls are coming to Location History and Web & App Activity in the coming weeks but we expect more controls to be added down the track.

Hopefully this new auto-delete setting will give more people some confidence and trust in Google with how they manage your data — by you doing it for them.

Source: Google Blog - the Keyword.

Alex Dennis   Associate

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By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

Other various interests Alex has include, Accessible transport for people with disabilities along with LGBTIQ and Health related fields and interests for again for people with disabilities.

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