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EC Article 29 Working Party Releases Search Engine Report

The European Commission’s Article 29 Working Party has released its “Opinion on data protection issues related to search engines,” recommending a shorter retention period for search logs. Today, industry standards run between 13 (Yahoo!, AOL) and 18 months (Google, Microsoft), following which the log is partially (Google) or completely (Microsoft) anonymized. The Article 29 Working Party report can be found here. Read more about EC Article 29 Working Party Releases Search Engine Report

The Newspaper Association of America Misreads The FTC

Nestled in among the latest round of public comments solicited by the Federal Trade Commission on “behavioral advertising” was a little gem: a filing by the Newspaper Association of America arguing that online news outlets have a First Amendment right to track the activities of website visitors in order to target advertisements to them. Read more about The Newspaper Association of America Misreads The FTC

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