DOJ vs. Google: One month countdown to showdown begins

Summary:Now that Google has refused to comply with a Department of Justice subpoena, News.com's Declan McCullagh reports that a US District Court Judge has officially set a court showdown date for one month from today: Google's attempt to fend off the government's request for millions of search terms will move to a federal court in San Jose, Calif.

Now that Google has refused to comply with a Department of Justice subpoena, News.com's Declan McCullagh reports that a US District Court Judge has officially set a court showdown date for one month from today:

Google's attempt to fend off the government's request for millions of search terms will move to a federal court in San Jose, Calif., on Feb. 27....Prosecutors are requesting a "random sampling" of 1 million Internet addresses accessible through Google's popular search engine, and a random sampling of 1 million search queries submitted to Google over a one-week period....The government's request has raised eyebrows among privacy advocates and members of Congress, some of whom fear it could open the door to future fishing expeditions.

Topics: Google

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