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Did anyone else get this email today? Policy Breach Notice

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by SKULL, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. #1
    The email said..
    SEMrush
    Dear Publisher,

    We have now verified that we are no longer detecting PII being passed to Google from the account(s) under your control.

    Thank you for helping to resolve this matter.

    Regards,

    The Google Policy Team

    Never ever had any issues with Adsense i looked this up and i see a whole lot of people got this email was this a error ?

    Did anyone else get this email today?
     
    SKULL, Mar 1, 2015 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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  3. SKULL

    SKULL Prominent Member

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    Thanks i read the above but not related to the email i had , as i can see in email log i never had a email like the above and not in Adsense too.

    After reading the below again, to me it seems like what ever the issue was has been fixed as they are saying it is no longer detecting the PII and the matter is resolved , thats just strange.

    So dos that mean i am now safe and the issue is fixed?
     
    SKULL, Mar 1, 2015 IP
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    costy81gl Well-Known Member

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    I got this email few hours ago. I don't understand what they want from me.
     
    costy81gl, Mar 1, 2015 IP
  5. Waqas Munir

    Waqas Munir Greenhorn

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    I have same issue. What PII actually is?

     
    Waqas Munir, Mar 2, 2015 IP
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    victor arreaga Active Member

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    I got it also
     
    victor arreaga, Mar 2, 2015 IP
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    costy81gl Well-Known Member

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    I got it yesterday. I don't understand what they want from me :(
     
    costy81gl, Mar 3, 2015 IP
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    Surya Prathap Greenhorn

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    PII (Personally Identifiable Information)
    I got this emai on feb 28. what to do now ?
     
    Surya Prathap, Mar 3, 2015 IP
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    lomazoma Active Member

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    Fortunately, this was, apparently, just another episode of Google being Google.

    Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, can be passed through some ads, hosted by AdSense.

    Some time ago, AdSense Support identified a common mistake being made by some AdSense publishers, which can cause some AdSense ads to pass personal details about their Google accounts. AdSense Support refers to these details as "PII".

    AdSense originally notified the negligent publishers of their mistakes, as a "Policy Breach Notice". This weekend, they followed up on their previous action, and advised some publishers that they were no longer in violation.

    Presumably, they could have emailed only the publishers, who had made and corrected their mistakes - and thanked them for taking action. In this case, however, they emailed a large amount of publishers who had never made this mistake, and had never received an original "breach notice" - and who had no idea why they were now getting a "breach notice".

    Whether the proper publishers received the "thank you" is a matter for speculation.

    If you, or someone who you know, received a "Policy Breach Notice"We have now verified that we are no longer detecting PII being passed to Google from the account(s) under your control.This is good. You are not in violation of the PII Policy. Get back to work, on your blog. That said, you should be careful to check email, regularly - and look carefully for important email.

    For progressing advice on this issue, AdSense Support suggests that you post in the main AdSense Help Forum topic - and / or read the advice provided there.
     
    lomazoma, Mar 3, 2015 IP
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    matt_62 Notable Member

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    I think that it is surprising that google couldn't take the time to send an email to those that received this by mistake.
     
    matt_62, Mar 3, 2015 IP
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    giorgioarmani Well-Known Member

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    Bizarre... I received the same strange email...
     
    giorgioarmani, Mar 4, 2015 IP
  12. SKULL

    SKULL Prominent Member

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    #12
    Don't forget we are talking about Google they don't have a few minutes to email everyone that got it that should not have got the email.

    For most people it was a mistake as lomazoma below answered for us all that was confused.

     
    SKULL, Mar 4, 2015 IP
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    ne2rnas Member

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    I got an email this morning:

     
    ne2rnas, Mar 4, 2015 IP
  14. SKULL

    SKULL Prominent Member

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    Yep i got the same , guess they do send sorry emails out.
     
    SKULL, Mar 5, 2015 IP