eu: ICO questions Google’s privacy policy

The Information Commissioner has asked Google to justify its policy of keeping users’ search histories for two yearsThe Information Comissioner’s Office (ICO) has expressed concern that Google may be breaching privacy laws by keeping information about its users’ internet searches for too long. The ICO is a member of a European working party that has sent Google a letter asking that the company justify its policy of keeping data relating to searches for two years. The letter, sent by a group that advises the European Union on privacy, demanded that Google reveal “the full facts” about how it stored personal information in order to establish whether the company is complying with data protection legislation.

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