The changes will effect much more than just the company's search engine. People who use Gmail, Google Plus, youtube and more will all feel the effects of the change.
Google is getting rid of around 60 different privacy policies and replacing them all with just one. The company says the changes will make it easier to sync up its various products. Using that information to customize search results and target ads to users preferences.
A group of lawmakers have also jumped into the mix, sending a letter to Google's CEO looking for a complete explanation of the changes. Particularly a guarantee that private information will stay that way.