Article 29 Working Party: Opinion on Data Protection Issues Related to Search Engines

The European Commission's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has released their long-awaited "Opinion on Data Protection Issues Related to Search Engines" (PDF), something I've debated here. At first glance, it seems we're in agreement that the Data Protection Directive…

Does the EU Data Retention Directive Apply to Search Query Data?

I am unable to reconcile an inconsistency between the common appeal search engines make that data retention laws require them to store user search query histories, and what these laws (where enacted) actually require. For example, this post at Google's…