European officials question Google's privacy policy

by admin May 28, 2007 at 10:44 am

A European Commission advisory group has raised concerns about how Google uses and manages users’ search data.

A privacy advisory group composed of representatives from all of the European Union countries sent Google a letter expressing concern over the search giant’s new privacy policy announced in March.

The issue surrounds Google’s policy of anonymizing its server logs after 18 to 24 months. According to a Commission source, the advisory group is concerned with how the information is managed, rather than the length of time it is stored.

Read more: ZDNet