EFF Applauds Google Resistance to Government Subpoena

The subpoena to Google currently asks for a random sampling of one million URLs from Google's database of web sites on the Internet as well as a random sampling of one million search queries submitted on a given day, minus any additional personally identifiable information.

"The government is overreaching here, asking Google to do its dirty work and collect information about the Internet speech activities of Google users," said EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl. "Last month, the federal court rejected many of the government's over broad discovery requests to its opposing parties. Rather than learn its lesson, the DOJ continues to push for overreaching discovery, this time from a company that isn't even a party to the case." EFF: Breaking News

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