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June 13, 2007

EU Likes Google Data Retention Move

Statements by Franco Frattini, European Union justice and home affairs commissioner, indicate that the move by Google to cut the time of data retention are welcome by the EU.  The Washington Post quotes him as saying "I have appreciated the commitment of Google not only to meet our expectations in terms of protection of privacy or better on cutting the time and reducing the time of retention of personal data."  Interesting how the EU treats Google compared to Microsoft.  Of course, the EU history with Microsoft has been adversarial over the years.  Still, it has to frost Microsoft somehow about the different treatment.  Here's the full Post story.

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