Even Google admits that they are NOT perfect and they do get it wrong at times.
We’d like to apologize again for the mistakes we made with Buzz.
Alma Whitten, Google’s director of privacy, product and engineering wrote in a company blog post.
Google has agreed with the FTC to have its privacy and data protection practices to be audited by an independent third party every two years, for the next 20 years.
Google like the rest of us, is not perfect.
However, this does bring up a serious concern to those who are in charge of designing privacy options for websites and online services. They need to ensure the correct settings and implement a design that makes it easy for users to opt out or to change them.