Data Retention: Yahoo

In Decemeber 2008 Yahoo! announced a new policy on data retention, which as far as privacy goes, is far better than Google’s data retention policy.

Yahoo will now truncate the IP address, providing a degree of anonymity, in relation to searches, cookies, and advert logs. Most of these logs will now be deleted within 3 months, though all the data will now be deleted in 6 months.

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One Response to “Data Retention: Yahoo”

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