EU May Require Google To Expire Cookies Even Sooner

News.com reports on a positive but cautious response from the European Union to Google’s previous announcement that it would reduce its data/cookie retention time to two years.

A prominent member of the EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party told ZDNet that there would be discussion regarding whether Google had “gone far enough.”

Microsoft and Yahoo are also both subject to the same concerns and issues but Google has been the most cooperative of the three to date in working with the EU around issues of consumer privacy.

Danny previously covered Google’s response to the EU regarding data retention.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Critics | Google: Outside US | Legal: Privacy | Microsoft: Outside US | Yahoo: Outside US

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