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Google chief vows to protect users’ privacy

Google chief vows to protect users’ privacy
The Google chief executive, Eric Schmidt, yesterday vowed to resist attempts by US president George W Bush’s administration to obtain private information on internet users. On the day when the Republican administration faced dispiriting results in the US mid-term elections, Dr Schmidt launched a stinging criticism of the government’s attitude to privacy.
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1942176,00.html

de: Privacy Prevails: German ISP Forced To Delete IP Logs

de: Privacy Prevails: German ISP Forced To Delete IP Logs
The highest appeal court in Germany has decided that T-Online, one of the largest German ISPs has to delete all IP logs to guarantee the privacy of their customers. This ruling makes it impossible for anti-piracy organizations to trace an infringing IP-address back to a customer of T-Online, once their dynamic IP address has changed. For the original story in German see http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/0,1518,446838,00.html.
http://torrentfreak.com/privacy-prevails-german-isp-forced-to-delete-ip-logs/