We posed these questions to YouTube:


Can the site change its privacy policy without telling you?

No. Google will notify you before any change if the changes are “significant.”


Will your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) possibly be disclosed to law enforcement agencies? If so, why?

Yes. Google will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google if they have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request. Information may also be shared to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Personal information may also be disclosed in the event of detecting, preventing, or otherwise addressing fraud, security or technical issues.
  • Finally, the company reserves the right to disclose PI to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Does the privacy policy mention national or international privacy laws?

Yes. It mentions US-EU Safe Harbor Framework, US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, UK Internet Advertising Bureau.

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