In a statement to BleepingComputer, a Google Spokesperson said that their Privacy & Data Protection Office felt it was not necessary to disclose as it did not meet the threshold that would warrant it.
Google has finally closed its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed by a bug that was present for more than two years. In July, the company was criticized after reports that employees for a third-party email app could read emails if those third-party apps had been integrated with email users' Gmail accounts.
Chris Griffith at The Australian points out that "the discovery of the breach occurred after the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme began in late February" meaning that the discovery and what the WSJ claims is a coverup, occurred after the program was put in place.
Google exposed the data of hundreds thousands of Google+ users due to a faulty API, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The company does say that it found no evidence to show that any developer was aware of the bug or that any profile data was misued.
Google said it would continue to offer private Google+ powered networks for businesses now using the software.
Google today revealed that it's shutting down the consumer version of Google+.
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"The consumer version of Google+ now has low usage and engagement: 90% of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds".
Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage and a bug discovered in March a year ago that could leak the data of about half a million of its users. The bug has reportedly existed since 2015, and Google does not know if the information has been used.
NY and CT are the two states formally investigating Google with the breach, according to press reports.
"A memo reviewed by the Journal prepared by Google's legal and policy staff and shared with senior executives warned that disclosing the incident would likely trigger "immediate regulatory interest" and invite comparisons to Facebook's leak of user information to data firm Cambridge Analytica", the daily reported.
Google will wind down Google+ during the coming 10 months to allow people time to download pictures, videos or other data they want from their accounts.
Google applications' logos are seen on a screen in a stock photo.