Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Microsoft to Remove IP Addresses From Searches After Six Months - BusinessWeek

Microsoft to Remove IP Addresses From Searches After Six Months - BusinessWeek: "Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, said it will delete Internet Protocol addresses associated with search queries after six months to comply with European Union privacy regulators.
The changes, incorporated into searches on the company’s Bing search engine, reduce the time data is held from 18 months, John Vassallo, Microsoft’s vice-president of EU affairs, said at a briefing in Brussels today. The new policy will be implemented within the next 12 to 18 months."


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