Understanding. Developing. Empowering. Partnering.

Towards a better, safer internet.


Responding to the global call for a safer, more trusted internet, we’ve launched the Google Safety Engineering Center.

Led by an experienced team of engineers in Munich, Germany, the Google Safety Engineering Center is the global hub for Google’s Internet safety work. By understanding the problem, developing solutions, partnering with others, and empowering users everywhere, we can build a better, safer Internet for all.


We listen to users around the world to understand their concerns about online security.


We give our team of engineers the space, inspiration, and support to develop the next-generation solutions the internet needs.


We empower people everywhere with our tools, resources, events, and initiatives.


We work with NGO partners, policymakers, and industry leaders to develop approaches that protect everyone.

People behind the

Google Safety Engineering Center

We'd like to introduce you to some of the people behind the Google Safety Engineering Center in Munich, who work towards a better, safer Internet.

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Stephan Micklitz
Director of Engineering
“Germany is where the debate on protecting personal data in many ways began. In 2009, Google moved a significant part of its online security and data privacy work to Munich. Now, it’s extending its commitment to Germany and Internet safety with the Google Safety Engineering Center.”
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Carmela Acevedo
Software Engineer
“Users should be able to understand as much about online privacy and security as they want to, while always being sure that they are safe.”
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Jan-Philipp Weber
Engineering Manager
“Privacy and security are essential and highly personal; and both should be effortless to achieve.”
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Anneke Glasius
Interaction Designer
“Users need to be able to make informed decisions with regard to their data. Intuitive design solutions help them to tackle those complicated topics.”
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Jochen Eisinger
Director of Engineering
“We want users to be in control of their online privacy and security without them having to worry about it. Users want to browse the Internet, and we need to provide them with safe and reasonable defaults settings when they do so.”
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