Opting out of recommendations

Google Cloud collects data when customers use its services. This data does not include customer data. Google Cloud uses the data it collects to provide insights and recommendations in the Google Cloud Console and in Recommender. These insights and recommendations help you use Google Cloud services more securely and efficiently.

At any time, you can stop the processing of this data for the purpose of providing these recommendations. You can also view any personal data used to generate these recommendations. To learn how to view personal data, see the documentation for each recommender.

By default, Google Cloud processes data and generates recommendations for all organizations and projects. To opt out of recommendations for an organization or project, you must have one of the following Cloud Identity and Access Management (Cloud IAM) roles on the organization or project:

  • Owner (roles/owner)
  • Data Processing Controls Resource Admin (roles/dataprocessing.admin), or an equivalent custom Cloud IAM role

To opt out of recommendations, follow these steps:

  1. In the Google Cloud Console, go to the Privacy & Security page.

    Go to the Privacy & Security page

  2. Under Recommendations, find the recommenders for which you want to stop data processing, and move the toggle to the Off position for each recommender.

Starting or stopping recommendations can take up to 3 business days. After this time, you will not receive any recommendations from the recommenders that you disabled.