---- MSN, Yahoo let US Justice Department access its databases as requested
martinibuster - 6:56 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yahoo has stressed that it didnít reveal any personal information. "We are rigorous defenders of our usersí privacy," Yahoo spokeswoman Mary Osako said last night. "In our opinion, this is not a privacy issue."
There's no privacy issue here. So nothing to tsk, tsk about.
What interests me is that if this data will be used in a court of law as evidence, then it becomes a public record. In other words, we will be entitled to a copy of the raw search query data ourselves (unless the Justice Department promised not to do that, or the folks at Yahoo didn't think about that).