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Google's Privacy Policy More Detailed, but Questions Remain

Google Inc. is now disclosing more details on how it collects and uses data obtained from users, but it is remaining silent on several key questions that concern privacy advocates. The company's new privacy policy is easier to read and reflects Google's expansion beyond its core search engine business. But it remains remains silent on how long information is kept. That's an area of growing concern as Google offers more and more services that potentially collect and store a wealth of personal data.

Google Offers Glimpse at Data Collection, Associated Press, October 18, 2005.