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EU Does a 180 on Search Engine Data Retention

A directive known as "Written Declaration 29," adopted last week by the European Parliament, calls for legislation that would require search engines to make a record of all search queries, as reported today by Startpage and Ixquick, anonymous search engine providers. "Framed as a measure to crack down on paedophiles, the controversial Declaration calls on the EU to require that search engines store all search traffic for up to two years for possible analysis by authorities."

Related Links:
Search Engines Should Become Government Spies, Says EU Parliament Ixquick and Startpage, Jun.28.2010
EU To Search Engines: Get Rid Of Your Data, No Keep It Search Engine Land, Jun.16.2010

Related topics: Data Center, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation, Privacy, Web

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