Sunday, March 18, 2007

Google and Search Records

Google has finally announced that they'«re going to stop keeping records of everyone's searches:


Internet search giant Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Latest News about Google announced Wednesday it will take steps to improve the way it handles data obtained as millions of consumers search for products and information online.

Within the next year, the company said, Google will change its privacy policy and begin deleting personally identifiable information 18 to 24 months after it has been logged.

"We will continue to keep server Back up your business with HP's ProLiant ML150 Server - just $1,299. log data (so that we can improve Google's services and protect them from security and other abuses) -- but will make this data much more anonymous, so that it can no longer be identified with individual users," Peter Fleischer, privacy counsel-Europe, and Nicole Wong, deputy general counsel, posted on Google's company blog.

It's not perfect, but then again, as they say, they do need to have data to improve the services.

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