May 262010
 
 May 26, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Wendy Davis reports:

European authorities told the three major search engines on Wednesday that their data retention practices violate a rule requiring the deletion of users’ personal information after six months.

The Article 29 Working Party alleged in letters to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft that they don’t adequately anonymize information about search users. “Therefore,” the letters state, “WP29 cannot conclude your company complies with the European data protection directive.”

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