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Yahoo Sets New Consumer Data Retention Policy

Friday, December 19, 2008

This week Yahoo released a new policy on data retention. Under the policy, the number two search engine will anonymize its users log data within 90 days. Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer group, immediately called on
Google to match Yahoo’s policy. Google currently has a policy of
retaining data for nine months. Microsoft has an 18-month policy.

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