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How to see the data you’ve shared through Local Guides and Google Maps

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17807287_809946389156655_5246607864320943092_o (1).pngCaption: An image of a Local Guide’s laptop, sunglasses, camera, and Local Guides sticker.

With Europe’s new data protection law (GDPR) in effect, we’re highlighting some of the ways you can control and see what you share with us and others, and what to do if you decide to close your Connect account or leave the Local Guides program.

 

First, you can change your email preferences for the Local Guides program so you’ll only hear from us about info you want to know about. You can also see the data you’ve shared with us. See everything you’ve shared on Google Maps by downloading your contributions with Google Takeout. Through Connect, you can see the personal and community data you’ve shared. Here’s how:

  • In Connect, go to My Settings
  • Tap Personal Information
  • Scroll down for links to download your personal and community activity data

 

Downloading your data does not remove it or close your Connect account. If you decide to close it, we’d be sad to lose you, but here’s how.

In Connect, go to My settings

  • Under “Personal,” tap Close Account

 

After you close your account, you can't reopen it. If you later decide to rejoin the community, you must re-register and start from scratch. Closing your account will immediately log you out.

 

In the event you want to leave the Local Guides program, you can download any data you want first, then follow these steps:


This won't have any impact on your contributions, however Google will delete your Local Guides profile and the features and data that depend on it. You may remove any of your Google Maps contributions at any time in Your contributions tab.

76 Comments
Level 8

Waw that's great.

Level 8

 Bonjour @kmajewski

Merci beaucoup pour toutes ces précisions.

Le nouveau règlement n'est pas simple à comprendre. Tous ces points d'éclaircissements que vous nous apporté sont vraiment les biens venus.

 

A votre santé 

Vincent 

Level 10

Thanks for sharing this important alignment to GDPR of LG program :)

This is a great contribuition, as an IT guy, it's good to see businesses and institutions getting aligned with the GDPR dispositions.

Level 9

Thanks for sharing much needed information :)

Level 8

Thanks for the update.

 

Cheers

Level 8

Thanks, it will be very useful.

Thanks for such great information

Level 9

helpful infromation, thank you @kmajewski for sharing with us

Level 8

New update nice

Level 10

Bonjour! Et merci pour les informations ! Moi, je n'ai pas encore eu le temps de lire cette nouvelle loi européenne. Désolé !

Level 2

Great! :)

Level 8

Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

Connect Moderator

Closing accounts at Connect Level, LocalGuides Level and Google Level are not something we LocalGuides will do lightly.

 

Thus this official guide is very helpful to those of us needing or wanting to know more about it.

Level 7

Well that good move I guest , keep up good work google

Level 2

ottima spiegazione.Molto utile sicuramente.

Buona serata.

Level 9

Thank you for the update

Level 6
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Connect Moderator

Hi @kmajewski this is really useful and thanks for sharing this with us :)

Level 10

Very comprehensive options. 

Level 5

Wow, these are great tips.
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Level 8

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Level 10

Thanks @kmajewski

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TSS Level 10
Level 10

Thanks for sharing this important alignment about GDPR 

Level 6

Great

Level 8

I can never seem to get email udates to send when this stuff is announced. I feel like I've followed this section and asked for email updates, yet they never come.

I get perks emails, that's it.

Level 3

اکی

Level 6

Thanks for information. Meanwhile, how to delete my contribution to Google Map ?.  I want delete 2 edits/POI which erroneously edited. 

Regards

Level 8

Thanks @kmajewski for share with us.

Level 8

Thanks for sharing @kmajewski well implied 

very usefull informations and important updates. @kmajewski thanks for sharing with us.

Level 9

Very useful, thanks!

Level 10

@kmajewski Thanks for the update. 

Level 8

Thank you 

😉👍

Level 3

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Level 8

Thank you for the important update.


Level 10

Thanks for sharing such a useful information. 

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Level 5

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Level 9

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 Mondrito

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Level 9

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Level 5

mantap kawan 

Level 8

Hi all

This is really good and helpful.

Definitely good to know informations

Thanks @kmajewski

Level 5

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Level 8

Thank you very much for the information, very appreciated 💙

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Level 8

I’m a stats guy, so this got me excited about different reporting and/or methods to slice and dice contributions. Especially interesting would be something that was on Googles side to do so. Unfortunately this isn’t it, but it’s something! Thank you for the contribution.

Level 3

That's awesome!