10 September 2008

EU - Google says data laws do not catch its search logs

(OUT-LAW News)
Google will anonymise search engine data after nine months instead of 18 months after pressure from EU and US privacy activists and regulators. The company also said that EU law does not apply to crucial parts of its data processing operations. The company, which has come under fire for the volume of information it gathers and keeps on users, has published a detailed response to EU privacy regulators' group the Article 29 Working Party's criticisms of its policies. see also Debunking Google's log anonymization propaganda (Surveillance State) by Christopher Soghoian.