People should be thoughtful of using My Activity because destroying your Google history in litigation may lead to a claim of spoliation (destruction of evidence) when using Google’s recently launched My Activity which “is a central place to view and manage activity like searches you’ve done, websites you’ve visited, and videos you’ve watched.”  My Activity specifically allows the following activities which can be deleted:

  • Delete items individually
  • Delete related activity
  • Delete activity using search & filters
  • Delete activity from a certain day or time period
  • Delete everything in My Activity

All together My Activity allows the following controls:

  • Control what activity gets saved to your account
  • “Device Information” setting
  • Delete searches & other activity from your account
  • See and control your search & browsing activity
  • Google Voice & Audio Activity
  • Manage and delete your Location History
  • Manage your watch history
  • View or delete search history

How can you use this to help control your Google history while at the same time not spoliating evidence?