Speaking at the InformationWeek Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday, Pichay said Google does not have the power to block Americans from accessing its data.
He said that the new policy, which Google plans to unveil at the end of this year, is “based on the premise that privacy is a human right that we all share”.
The company’s chief privacy officer, Kent Walker, said the new rules will help it keep up with growing demands from law enforcement and government agencies.
“We will continue to build out and innovate to make our products, our services and our products’ products more secure and privacy-centric,” he said.
“The goal of this is to give us a much more secure platform that enables us to be more agile in the future, and to be able to take advantage of the information that’s going to be collected.”
The policy is not aimed at blocking Americans from access to their data, but at making sure that it remains private.
Picharyai said the company would continue to use encryption to protect user information.
“Encryption is not a way to stop terrorists.
We are going to continue to work on that,” he told the forum.
“I can assure you that we have a strong policy on that and we will continue that.”
Pichalya added that Google will continue “to do everything in our power to keep the information we collect private and secure”.
“I think we are very proud of what we are doing,” he added.
“It is a great day for technology.”