August 7, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Weblogs, Inc. CEO Tells His AOL Bosses To "Not Keep Logs of Search Data"

Jason Calacanis is CEO of blogging network Weblogs, Inc., which AOL bought last year. In light of AOL's disclosure of 658,000 users' search queries, Calacanis publicly denounced this massive privacy violation and gave his bosses one clear message: "Frankly, I want us to NOT KEEP LOGS of our search data" (emphasis, his).

Exactly -- as discussed in our "Best Practices" white paper, online service providers shouldn't be keeping these kinds of logs. Voluntary limits on data retention would help prevent another Data Valdez like AOL's, but Congress should also strengthen and clarify privacy protections.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Libraries and booksellers band together to support Wikimedia’s lawsuit against NSA. Read our brief: https://eff.org/r.49dp

Sep 3 @ 1:50pm

Los Angeles Times endorses CalECPA: "These safeguards are overdue in an increasingly interconnected world…” https://eff.org/r.7dpt

Sep 3 @ 1:36pm

A dark corner of the TPP threatens to exacerbate the orphan works crisis. Op-ed in the Washington Post: https://eff.org/r.ar5w

Sep 3 @ 1:03pm
JavaScript license information