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Yahoo to purge user data after 90 days

EFF IN THE NEWS
December 17, 2008

With U.S. and European regulators and watchdogs worried that Internet companies are compromising users' privacy by keeping data about online behavior for long periods, Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday that it would shorten that time from 13 months to 90 days...

Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said, "It's always good when search companies start competing to provide more privacy for their users."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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