Google updates policies to ban any ads for surveillance solutions and services


Google announced the update of its Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy to “prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another person or their activities without their authorization.” The tech giant announced that the update will be effective starting from August 11, 2020.

The move aims at fighting the advertising of any form of surveillance.

Google wants to halt the use of ads for technology that could allow monitoring a person’s online activity (i.e. access their messages, phone calls, or tracking their position).

“In August 2020, the Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy will be updated to clarify restrictions on advertising for spyware and surveillance technology.”reads the post published by Google.

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