Judge Tells DoJ No on Google Search Queries

Just posted on Google’s blog by Associate General Councel Nicole Wong:

Google will not have to hand over any user’s search queries to the government. That’s what a federal judge ruled today when he decided to drastically limit a subpoena issued to Google by the Department of Justice.

“The fact that the judge sent a clear message about privacy is reassuring,” writes Wong, “What his ruling means is that neither the government nor anyone else has carte blanche when demanding data from Internet companies.”


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