06 July 2007

EU - Our data retention is not data protection watchdogs' business, says Google privacy boss

(OUT-LAW News)
The retention of search engine query data is a security matter and not one for Europe's data protection officials, according to Google's global privacy chief. Google said that it had to keep the records because the Data Retention Directive demanded it, but the Article 29 Working Party said that the Directive does not apply to search engines.