Europe Warns Search Companies Over Data Retention

Thursday May 27th 2010 by Staff

The E.U. has sent letters to Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo warning that they are in violation of European law.

PCWorld: According to the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which oversees data protection issues in the E.U., Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo are storing search engine data for too long and not following proper procedures for protecting the identity of users. The organization sent letters to the three companies warning that they are violating European law.

The data protection group singled out Google, saying, "The company's apparent lack of focus in data retention is concerting."

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