EU and Google Dispute Over IP Address: Personal or Not

by admin January 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

NEW YORK – The European Union’s data privacy regulators contradicted Google Inc. views on IP addresses and said they should be regarded as personal information, according to reports Monday.

The head of the EU group, Peter Scharr, reported on the extent that privacy policies of search engines need to comply with EU privacy law, according to Associated Press. IP addresses, a string of numbers that identify computers on the Internet, should generally be regarded as personal information by search engines including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc.

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