Google to hold data for 18 months

June 12, 2007

In a concession to the EU commission over data protection, Google has announced that they will only hold customer data for 18 months, after that period the server logs will become anonymous. The policy shift was flagged up in a letter sent to the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party in Brussels on Sunday by Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel.

It’s a quick response that won’t hurt Googles ability to provide innovative tools and services and hopefully will help to put the privacy issue to bed for a while.

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