Got an email from Google recently that said they were changing their policies for inactive or over quota accounts. It sort of seems like they’re forcing consumers to choose a platform, using fear of data loss as the driver.
I don’t use a Google account for much of anything, but this brings me pause. I definitely wouldn’t be a super active user. I suspect I would have interaction yearly, so am probably safe. I just don’t like this policy, particularly with regard to using something like Google Photos or Google Drive for archiving of photos. If something were to happen to me, I want my loved ones to know that the photos we have stored there are safe. I suppose folks will need to remember to leave a note to loved ones that the photos need to be downloaded before the two year period expires.
Is this standard industry practice as Google claims? I don’t recall reading this in Microsoft’s or Amazon’s policy.