Google improves privacy protection

Posted March 15th, 2007 by konrad

EN: Google announced a change of their privacy policy. Some months ago I mentioned a posting by fred’s house with a proposal of a service named “Google Data Privacy (GDP)” (Pedro liked that idea, too). Google seems now to be aware of the community’s wish of better privacy protection and will adapt their systems in the near future. From the announcement:

Unless we’re legally required to retain log data for longer, we will anonymize our server logs after a limited period of time. When we implement this policy change in the coming months, we will continue to keep server log data (so that we can improve Google’s services and protect them from security and other abuses) – but will make this data much more anonymous, so that it can no longer be identified with individual users, after 18-24 months.

The first steps into the right direction. Thanks Google!

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