by CIO Staff

Microsoft Turned Over Search Data to DOJ

Jan 23, 20061 min
IT LeadershipPrivacy

Microsoft has acknowledged its compliance with a Department of Justice (DOJ) subpoena for MSN search records, eWeek reports.

However, MSN Search General Manager Ken Moss, assured users in a recent blog entry that “absolutely no personal data was involved.”

Microsoft did provide “some aggregated query logs that listed queries and how often they occurred,” or in plain English, it provided a list of common keywords and their frequency of use.  

The admittance comes after the highly publicized refusal last week by Internet search firm Google to provide similar records. On Wednesday, the DOJ sought a court order to make Google turn over its records.

By Al Sacco