"Our privacy policies are usually based on detailed review of a final product — and on weeks, months or years of careful work engineering the product itself to protect privacy," says Google Global Privacy Counsel Jane Horvath. "In this case, we’ve planned in advance for the protections that will later be built, and we’ve described some of those in the Google Books policy."
Although, Google is still waiting on approval of the settlement, the company has still been busy making deals involving Google Books. Just this week, a partnership was announced with Interread, the British company that owns CoolerBooks.com. The deal will see Google providing a million public domain books to CoolerBooks.com. This is the first partner outside of the US to make such a deal with Google.