Google Privacy Case Is Inside Baseball

“The Justice Department went to court last week to try to force Google, by far the world’s largest Internet search engine, to turn over an entire week’s worth of searches. The move, which Google is fighting, has alarmed its users, enraged privacy advocates, changed some people’s Internet search habits and set off a debate about how much privacy one can expect on the Web.

“But the case itself, according to people involved in it and scholars who are following it, has almost nothing to do with privacy. It will turn, instead, on serious but relatively routine questions about trade secrets and civil procedure.”

Adam Liptak. In Case About Google’s Secrets, Yours Are Safe. The New York Times. Jan. 26, 2006.

(Editor’s Note: The Times allows free access to their stories on the Web for seven days before sending the stories to the paper’s fee-based Archive.)

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

01/30/2006 at 08:54

Posted in Web & Online

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