Google Pay launches new features to enhance user privacy in India

Monday 15 March 2021 12:14 CET | News

Google Pay has introduced features designed to improve privacy for India-based users, allowing them control over transaction data.

According to Mint, the features include a toggle on and off button which allows users to forbid the sharing of their transaction data with Google Pay. Moreover, users can deselect transactions they wouldn’t like Google Pay to use for providing a ‘personalisation experience’. However, the deselected transactions cannot be erased from the server’s memory, following a government mandate that requires transaction data to be stored by the service provider for at least 10 years. 

Furthermore, these changes are part of an app update Google Pay is planning to roll out. The privacy features will be shown upfront for new users before signing up for the app, while for old users the new features will be displayed after they upgrade their old apps. Besides, the payments platform will not make any changes to its terms and conditions in India with this update, Mint stated. 

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Keywords: Google Pay, product launch, data privacy, mobile payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
Countries: India
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