Yahoo, Microsoft To Change Privacy Policies

Pressure from the European Union has Yahoo and Microsoft changing their privacy policies, according to the Financial Times.

"The Article 29 Working Party, a group of national officials that advises the European Union on privacy policy, last month said it wanted to investigate how long companies such as Yahoo and Microsoft keep data on individuals who use their search engines," FT.com reported.

“We are talking to customers, to the industry and government officials about this, and intend to provide an update in the near future which will more directly give the time frame,” said Brendon Lynch, privacy expert at Microsoft.