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.More info over at BBC.
It also added that handing over the data was impractical and would not accomplish what the government wanted.
Google rejects US government demand to handover search data
Posted on Monday, February 20 2006 @ 21:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck