Google cuts data retention times

Google is to cut the length of time it holds users’ personal search data to 18 months rather than the previous period of 18 to 24 months. The move comes in response to a data protection group that wrote to the firm questioning its privacy policies. The European advisory body, called Article 29, said Google’s current data retention practices could be breaking European privacy laws.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6745191.stm
http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2100935,00.html
http://iht.com/articles/2007/06/12/business/google.php
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/06/12/Google-bends-to-EU-privacy-concerns_1.html

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