Stephanie Bodoni (Bloomberg) reports that EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot has welcomed Google Inc.'s decision to halve the time it stores information on users' search records. He describes this as "a step toward complying with EU privacy and data protection laws". Google said this week it will keep data for nine months, instead of the minimum 18-month period it introduced last year. Both US and European law and policy makers have argued that search engines keep too much personal data for too long and with little oversight of how they use them. The EU target for retained personal data remains six months.
The second edition of E-Privacy and Online Data Protection, with text by Susan Singleton (Singletons) and precedents by Eduardo Ustaran, is billed as a Tottel Special Report, which probably accounts for its steep price. The publisher is clearly aiming it at the in-house market when it proclaims:
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