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EU Officials Question Googles Data Retention Practices

A group of EU officials has sent an open letter to Google asking it to justify its policy of retaining search records of its users for up to two years. The group, which advises the EU on privacy policy, is concerned as to whether Google’s current practices are in accordance with the data protection requirements of the EU.

Google, who has already reduced its data retention time from indefinite to two years, maintains that keeping user search information for a certain period of time is necessary for its security purposes.

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