Jan 192010
 
 January 19, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

Kevin O’Brien reports:

Bowing to pressure in Europe, Microsoft on Tuesday said it will redesign the worldwide operation of its online search engine, Bing, to eliminate all data collected on users after six months.

John Vassallo, a Microsoft vice president and associate general counsel, said the company would introduce the changes over the next 18 months, aiming to satisfy a European advisory group that has been critical of how search engines collect and retain data on individuals for advertising purposes.

Read more in The New York Times.

  One Response to “Microsoft to Purge User Data Collected on Bing After Six Months”

  1. This will minimise the amount of data which can be accessed by crazy governments like those in China, United States, Singapore, UK, Australia and so on.

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