Google Analytics, can you trust Google
I’m not knocking GA at all by the way, but I was asked a question today that really made me think and think again, I hate when I have to do that .. Bronson a good friend over in South Africa works for a Online Casino, btw, I asked if I could blog his question and you see his dilemma :
Dave we have some major reservations about deploying Google analytics as a solution – as a result of the business we’re in as well as the fact that people in the US are trying to sign up to play online we take every measure to ensure that US citizens can’t download and gamble, but they can download and play for free.
Are these fears unfounded (I am thinking about news where Google handed over data regarding users on Orkut) – is this a valid concern?
Well I guess it could be, I suggest that that you don’t share your data with anyone, how many privacy policies state we wouldn’t share user data then we stick on Google Analytics, a few ad servers etc etc, aren’t you really sharing your users data. I guess this is why in the UK they are trying to pass Laws on IP tracking..
Honestly I’m still thinking about this. any ideas ?
I’m still going to use Google Analytics