Saturday, September 08, 2007

Google's privacy not good enough

"It is unlikely that Google's justification for retaining server log data to improve the quality of its search services and to comply with security-related obligations elsewhere will be regarded as acceptable by the Article 29 Working Party…

"The Retention Directive only applies to data that is generated or processed by providers of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and even if Google's search service was caught on a wide interpretation of this, it would be unlikely that the categories of data given in the Retention Directive could be extended by EU Member States in their implementing legislation to cover the contents of a search query." —Lisa Comber, Faegre & Benson LLP

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