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People are often concerned that Google, a big tech giant and probably the largest data collector out there, is selling on their data to interested parties. This idea is what drives a lot of people to seek data privacy and put measures in place to stop Google from collecting data.

Google doesn’t ‘sell’ your data or personal information in the traditional sense. However, you can argue that Google does sell your data in theory because this information is what makes them money. We explore this concept in more detail in this article.

What does Google say about the claim that they sell data?

Google have stated the following: “We do not sell your personal information to anyone. We use data to serve you relevant ads in Google products, on partner websites and in mobile apps. While these ads help fund our services and make them free for everyone, your personal information is not for sale.” …

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