Monday, July 11, 2016

Spoliation or Privacy “Right to be Forgotten”? – Google’s new service “My Activity” allows you to delete your history!

Originally published by Peter S. Vogel.

People should be thoughtful of using My Activity because destroying your Google history in litigation may lead to a claim of spoliation (destruction of evidence) when using Google’s recently launched My Activity which “is a central place to view and manage activity like searches you’ve done, websites you’ve visited, and videos you’ve watched.”  My Activity specifically allows the following activities which can be deleted:

  • Delete items individually
  • Delete related activity
  • Delete activity using search & filters
  • Delete activity from a certain day or time period
  • Delete everything in My Activity

All together My Activity allows the following controls:

  • Control what activity gets saved to your account
  • “Device Information” setting
  • Delete searches & other activity from your account
  • See and control your search & browsing activity
  • Google Voice & Audio Activity
  • Manage and delete your Location History
  • Manage your watch history
  • View or delete search history

How can you use this to help control your Google history while at the same time not spoliating evidence?

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