Nest Says Customer Data From Devices Will Only Be Used for Nest Products and Services

Tony Fadell:

Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?

Our privacy policy clearly limits the use of customer information to providing and improving Nest’s products and services. We’ve always taken privacy seriously and this will not change.

That’s a good answer, but I’m not sure how tenable that is, long-term. Who is to say the privacy policy won’t change post-acquisition. Does anyone seriously think Google doesn’t want the information Nest’s devices provide?

Monday, 13 January 2014