Re: Google analytics - do Google staff have the right to see my data?
- I've been looking into ownership and vendor usage of data and have
written a few recent blogs that you might find interesting at
VP, Strategic Analytics, Semphonic
Lead Analyst, CMS Watch Web Analytics Report
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> I had a debate recently about whether anyone at Google, be they in
> Google analytics or otherwise, has the permission/right/legal basis to
> look at any arbitrary accounts reports?
> Someone told me it would be illegal, at least in Australia for someone
> at Google to be doing this for any reason.
> I do not necesarilly agree with this sentiment as its debatable where
> the service is provided in Australia or not.. plus a variety of other
> legal considerations.
> Can anyone enlighten me on this issue?
> My own personal feeling is that it is simply a fallacy to think that
> Google employees would not use Google analytics data implicitly or
> explicitly as part of their sales/marketing/business
> development/targetting/coprorate developmet strategies from a macro or
> micro level.
> My guess is Google would deny it no matter what.
> But then again I believe that Elvis is still alive.
> Jon Bovard