Privacy matters

When you use Google’s products and services, you trust us with your data. It’s our responsibility to keep your data private and secure. And at Google Health, we are guided by core privacy and security principles as we build new products and services.

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Your privacy is protected by responsible data practices

Data plays an important role in making the products and services you use every day more helpful. We are committed to treating that data responsibly and protecting your privacy with strict protocols and innovative privacy technologies.

Protecting your privacy starts with the world’s most advanced security

Google products are continuously protected by one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures. This built-in security automatically detects and prevents online threats, so you can be confident your private information is safe.

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Strict privacy protocols are followed throughout every product’s development

Privacy is core to how we build our products, with rigorous privacy standards guiding every stage of product development. Each product and feature adheres to these privacy standards, which are implemented through comprehensive privacy reviews.

See how Google protects your data across our products

Care Studio

  • Care Studio is designed to adhere to industry-wide regulations and best practices that protect patient data and govern how data can be used and processed, including HIPAA. Google does not own, nor do we ever sell, patient data. We implement administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect information.
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  • You trust Fitbit with health information that is important to you, so we make sure to keep it safe and we never use it for ads. Learn more about the data we collect, how we protect it and controls we give you over how it’s shared.
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Google Cloud

  • At Google Cloud, the privacy and security of customer data are primary design criteria that underpin all the services that we offer. Here’s how we protect health information throughout its lifecycle as well as how we provide customers with transparency and control over their data in Google Cloud.
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Google Fit

  • When you connect other apps to Google Fit, you get all your fitness information in one place. You can use Google Fit as a single entry point for your fitness data, and you can control which data is shared with those apps.
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Google Health Studies

  • If you choose to enroll in a Google Health Studies study, we use privacy-preserving methods to keep your data private and protected. Google does not sell your study data or use it to show you ads. You can easily unenroll from studies at any time. And if you delete the app, all study data will be deleted from your phone.
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Google Research

  • Google is committed to protecting privacy in the development of AI and sharing of tools and resources with the larger research community. We focus on the responsible collection and handling of data; complying with relevant global laws, policies, and standards on health data; leveraging on-device processing where appropriate; and safeguarding the privacy of ML models.
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Google Search

  • Search is private by design. We secure your data with industry-leading technology and by encrypting every search. We build controls so you can choose the privacy settings that are right for you. And we never sell your personal information.
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Health Connect by Android

  • Health Connect gives you a simple way to store and connect the data between your health and fitness apps on your mobile device, while remaining in control of which apps have access. With Health Connect, you can easily manage permissions in a single place, with granular controls to see which apps are accessing data at any given time. You decide who you want to share your data with and what types of data you want to share.
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  • A helpful home is a private home. We’re committed to earning your trust with devices and services designed to help create a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it. With Nest Hub (2nd gen) on your bedside table, Sleep Sensing1 can help you get a better night’s rest. At any time, you can turn off Sleep Sensing. You can also turn off the mic with the mic switch. Your coughing and snoring sound2 data doesn’t leave the device. Your sleep data is not used for ad personalization, and you can review and delete it at any time.
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    1Sleep Sensing features are subject to your permissions and settings. They use motion, sound, and other device and sensor data to work and require placing the device close to the bed and calibrating the device for your sleeping position. Google Assistant, Google Fit app and other Google apps may be required for full functionality. Google Assistant requires a Google Account. Review and delete your Assistant activity by visiting Enjoy a preview of Sleep Sensing at no extra charge through 2022. In 2023, Google plans to integrate Sleep Sensing into Fitbit Premium (currently $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, subject to change and may vary by country). Learn more at After preview ends, paid subscription may be required. 2Device placement and nearby people, pets, or noises can cause inaccurate readings.


  • Your YouTube experience is yours to control. We never sell your personal information to anyone. We also provide ad settings so that you can better control what ads you see and turn off Ads personalization in Ads Settings.
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