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Yahoo cuts data retention to 3 months

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 18, 2008
14 years ago2,214 views

"Search engine Yahoo! Inc will cut to three months the time it stores personal data gathered from Web surfing, making its retention policy the shortest among peers, the company said on Wednesday.

The company will "anonymize" the computer addresses of its users within three months in most cases, from a prior standard of 13 months.
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Link:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNewsMolt/idUKTRE4BG2VP20081217

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Does it mean they erase the data after 3 months, or simply anonymize it within 3 months, and then continue to keep it forever in its new, unattributable-back-to-source state?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Any information about that?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Details here:
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/12/data-mining-una.html

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