Google rejects US government demand to handover search data

Posted on Monday, Feb 20 2006 @ 21:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google today formally rejected the US government's demand to hand over a week's worth of search records.
The rejection was made in court documents Google filed in response to official demands for search data. In the strongly-worded papers Google said the request would violate the privacy of its users and reveal trade secrets to its rivals.

It also added that handing over the data was impractical and would not accomplish what the government wanted.
More info over at BBC.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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