Google Responds to DOJ ‘s Motion to Comply With Data Demand

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 17, 2006

Following up on a controversial demand made by DOJ to major search engine companies for extensive database records, Google this afternoon posted the following response on their official blog: “In August, Google was served with a subpoena from the U. S. Department of Justice demanding disclosure of two full months’ worth of search queries that Google received from its users, as well as all the URLs in Google’s index. We objected to the subpoena, which started a set of legal procedures that puts the issue before the Federal courts. Below is the introduction to our response to the Department of Justice’s motion to the court to force us to comply with the subpoena. You can find the entire response here. (This is a 25-page PDF file.)”

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  • MSN Blog Post Explains Search Data Provided to DOJ
  • New Bill Requires Websites to Destroy User Data That Compromises Privacy
  • Commentary on Government Search Engine Data Collection Highlights Privacy Issues
  • Google Resists Complying With DOJ Demand For Data to Shield Trade Secrets?
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