EU Privacy Panel Wants More from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo

A panel of European Union data protection authorities has told Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! that their data retention policies still do not comply with EU law. The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party -- an independent advisory body on data protection and privacy -- sent public letters to the three major search engines saying that although it welcomes their efforts to bring their data retention policies in line with the law, they haven't gone far enough.