Google Fonts warning wave: Google makes a statement

Currently, a large-scale warning wave regarding the use of Google Fonts on websites and the associated forwarding of IP addresses of site visitors to the USA is probably once again under way. According to this, various lawyer and legal portals are currently reporting on this and at the same time informing that the individual warnings should not be paid immediately and instead passed on to legal protection. In essence, it is always about the fact that the respective IP addresses are automatically transmitted to Google through the use of Google Fonts, thereby committing a data protection offence. so but Google also reacted and clarifies, among other things, that “the fact that Google’s servers necessarily receive IP addresses in order to transmit fonts is not specific to Google [ist] and corresponds to the functioning of the Internet.”:

In light of recent events and media coverage of Google Fonts, we feel it is necessary to issue the following statement:

Google Fonts is a library of open-source font families and a web API that allows these font families to be embedded in websites. People want the websites they visit to be well designed, easy to use, and respect their privacy. Google respects the privacy of individuals. The Google Fonts Web API is designed to limit data collection, storage, and use to what is necessary for efficient delivery of fonts and for aggregate usage statistics. This data is kept secure and separate from other data. Google does not use the information collected by Google Fonts for any other purpose and in particular not for profiling of end users or for advertising. In addition, the fact that Google’s servers necessarily receive IP addresses in order to transfer fonts is not specific to Google and corresponds to the way the Internet works.

Let’s see how long the business model of the warning letters can continue, many lawyers are now suing the mass warning letters.

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