Google may be violating EU privacy laws on user search data

Google may be violating the European Union’s privacy laws by storing information on customer queries for as long as two years, advisers to EU regulators told the company. Google’s privacy counsel in Paris, Peter Fleischer, said the company received a letter this month from the EU’s data-protection advisory agency asking it to explain why records of user searches are retained.To see the full International Herald Tribune story, click here. There’s also a BBC story, Google queried on privacy policy, available here.

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