Google's new privacy policy is effective from today

You might have seen the below message for quiet some time whenever you opened the google search page or any of its services (youtube, blogger etc)

Google s new privacy policy is effective from today (March 1 ,2012).

As per google team the new policy covers multiple products and features, and over 60 policies have been removed/revised to make way for new universal policy.

There have been mixed reactions to this policy change. Some say that the new set of policies are simplified  and easy to understand , on the other side there are people who are against it , Especially the French Data protection authority who have written a letter to Larry page expressing their dissatisfaction

The CNIL and the EU data protection authorities are deeply concerned about the combination of personal data across services: they have strong doubts about the lawfulness and fairness of such proceedings.