Jun 292010
 June 29, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Jan Harris reports:

The European Parliament has adopted a ruling that is intended to fight against paedophiles on the Internet, but which search engines Ixquick and Startpage believe will jeopardise their privacy reputation.

“Written Declaration 29″, which the companies are calling a ‘Big Brother’ clause, calls for all search engines to store search traffic for up to two years, so that it is available for authorities to analyse if they wish to.

Unlike Google, Yahoo and Bing, Ixquick doesn’t store any search data on its users and plans to oppose the measure becoming law.

Read more on Internet Business.

Related: Privacy International: Civil society groups call for end to telecommunications data retention

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