Google has set out a new management structure and training system in a bid to put an end to privacy infringement.
The company has appointed Alma Whitten as director of privacy, with a remit to embed controls in all Google's operations and products. Whitten has been Google's engineering lead for privacy for the past two years.
Certain groups in Google are also to receive extra training on privacy issues and standards, notably engineers, product management and the legal team.
All Google employees will also be required to attend a new information security awareness programme focusing on secure and private coding.
"We believe these changes will significantly improve our internal practices (though no system can, of course, entirely eliminate human error), and we look forward to seeing the innovative security and privacy features that Alma and her team develop," said Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research at Google, in a blog post.
"That said, we'll be constantly on the lookout for additional improvements to our procedures as Google grows, and as we branch out into new fields of computer science."
"We work hard at Google to earn your trust, and we are acutely aware that we failed badly here," he said.
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