Google Wallet Security Question
There are many questions arising about the security of Google Wallet regarding stolen phones etc. There are others about Google’s access not only to what we search for and are interested in, but in what we actually pull out our “wallet” for with the advent of Google Wallet.
According to their site this is what they have to say about this topic currently – that’s the operative word, mind you:
- Does Google or my phone store what I buy using Google Wallet, and from where?
- Google Wallet does not currently receive data about what products you purchase. Google Wallet does record the time of an initiated transaction and which credential was used. In addition, Google Prepaid Card purchases will include the merchant name and amount in the transaction history. This data is synced with Google servers. Google Wallet also gives you the option to turn on a feature to record your location at the time of purchase. You can enable that feature from the Settings menu.
- For more information you can read here: http://www.google.com/wallet/faq.html#in-store
- It will be interesting to see how this all plays out, currently and in the future. For now, it seems, we are safe.