9/5/2006

Google to hand over Brazilian user data

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:45 am

Google has agreed to abide by a court order requiring it to turn over information about Brazilian users of its social networking site, Orkut, who have been accused of crimes.

The search giant had opposed the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this year when, hoping to build its defense of a 1998 online child protection law, the feds demanded a “random sampling” of 1 million Internet addresses and 1 million search queries submitted to Google over a one-week period.

The Brazilian authorities’ request differs because it is “small and narrow” in most cases, Google associate general counsel Nicole Wong explained to the Washington Post.

Source: News.com

 

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