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AVG releases new privacy policy, challenges industry to follow

16 Sep 2015

 Online security firm AVG Technologies has released a new one-page privacy policy, and is challenging the rest of the industry to follow suit. 

First pledged AVG CEO, Gary Kovacs in his Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 keynote speech, AVG’s new Privacy Policy will take effect on October 15, 2015, providing AVG’s users time to read and understand it before it becomes effective. 

Kovacs says AVG would develop a simple privacy policy that can communicate on one page the basics of what data AVG collects and how AVG uses it. He challenged the industry to follow suit by offering the same transparency with users. 

He says AVG’s launch of its One-Page Privacy Policy affirms the company’s commitment to its users and their ‘fundamental right’ to control how their information is being used.

“Without privacy online, there can be no security; and without security, there can be no trust,” says Harvey Anderson, chief legal officer, AVG Technologies. “At AVG, we value our customers and believe they should know exactly how their information is being used by us. 

“Therefore, we have updated our Privacy Policy to make it simpler, clearer and more transparent – representing only part of a continual evolution to improve AVG user choice and control,” he says.

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