In response to an E.U. Article 29 Working Party investigation, Google has changed its data retention policies again. Instead of the 18-24 months that it announced in March as the cut-off for keeping server logs, Google will now anonymize its search server logs after 18 months, according to a post on the Google Blog by Peter Fleischer, Google's global privacy counsel.
Danny Sullivan has a complete run-down of the convoluted saga at Search Engine Land.
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