According to Reuters, Google is significantly reducing the amount of time that they store your data. Previously they kept personal data for about 18 months, but now it has been cut in half to nine months. Google commented on this change saying:
We’re significantly shortening our previous 18-month retention policy to address regulatory concerns and to take another step to improve privacy for our users
Is this a necessary move for Google to make or have you always felt confident that Google handled your private information appropriately, whether they held onto it for 18 months or 9 months?