The Comprehensive List of All the Data Google Admits to Collecting from Users

By Danny Dover in the form of a blog post titled ‘The Evil Side of Google? Exploring Google’s User Data Collection’

Cookies and logs are used in addition to the methods used below to track users

Note: a few of the items below require a user to opt in. This information is credited to Danny Dover and Global Security Support is not responsible for its content.

Google (Normal Search)
  • Search Engine Result Pages
  • Country Code Domain
  • Query
  • IP address
  • Language
  • Number of results
  • Safe search
  • Additional Preferences Can Include
    • Street Address
    • City
    • State
    • Zip/Postal Code
  • Server Log
    • Query
    • URL
    • IP Address
    • Cookie
    • Browser
    • Date
    • Time
  • Clicks
Google Personalized Search
  • Logs every website visited as a result of a Google Search.
  • Content analysis of visited websites
Google Account
  • Used as resource to compile information on individual users
  • Sign Up
    • Sign up date
    • Username
    • Password
    • Alternate E-mail
    • Location (Country)
  • Personal Picture
  • Usage
    • Friends
    • Google Services Usage
    • Amount of Logins


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