Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Feeling The Heat, Google Pledges To Discard User Data After Nine Months

Google Inc has halved the amount of time it stores personal data gathered from its users' Web surfing habits, a move aimed at improving its privacy policies, a company official said. Google used to store such data for 18 months, but has now trimmed that duration to nine months. Nicole Wong, Google's deputy general counsel, told a meeting of computer industry privacy experts at Microsoft Corp's Silicon Valley offices that her company planned to "anonymize" the computer addresses of its users more quickly.


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