“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Google begins retreat on search term privacy
Google is starting to give ground to the EU's working party of data protection commissioners, agreeing to shorten the length of time it stores search queries to 18 months. I would be greatly surprised if this satisfies the commissioners, as it is still highly disproportionate to the purposes for which Google collects the data, and hence contrary to the Data Privacy Directive.